New Kranpunkten depot to aid green transition

Thomas Eriksson, Kranpunkten Thomas Eriksson, Regional Manager, Kranpunkten Nord.

In response to the escalating demand in northern Sweden, rental company Kranpunkten is set to open its ninth depot in Luleå this April.

The move underscores the company’s commitment to supporting the green transition in northern Sweden, which has prompted significant investments in construction and renovation projects, and its broader strategy of fostering environmentally responsible practices in the industry, said the company.

Kranpunkten, which was established 35 years ago and now has a fleet of 4,400 units, currently operates eight depots across the country, from Malmö in the south to Uppsala in central Sweden.

However, the company has observed a steady increase in projects in northern Sweden specifically, prompting its decision to expand its footprint in the region.

Thomas Eriksson, Regional Manager for Kranpunkten Nord, said, “We have been following the development in the northern market for many years and seen that there is room for a niche player like us. With the market’s focus on sustainable development, we are well-positioned for expansion northwards.”

Kranpunkten

Kranpunkten’s investment in the new depot in Luleå comes at a time when the company is actively pursuing climate-neutral operations by 2030.

In line with this goal, the company has made significant strides in enhancing the sustainability of its fleet, with 85% of its machines now being electric or hybrid-powered.

The company aims to prioritise the availability of electric and hybrid-powered units from its fleet to support sustainable construction practices in the region.

“We take a long-term and serious view of our investment. With our focus and capacity, we take responsibility throughout the value chain and assist our customers with transition and more sustainable construction processes. This is our first establishment in the north, and then customers and needs will dictate where we should be present in the future,” added  Eriksson.

Kranpunkten expands hybrid truck mount fleet The addition of six new hybrid units reflects growing requirements for green solutions in the country 

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