New Wilbert towers and factory
15 April 2008
Wilbert in Germany has several tower cranes in development and is building a new 120,000 m2 factory.
Due for launch at the Bauma exhibition in April are the luffing jib WT 205L eletronic and the WT 150 eletronic flat top saddle jib tower. For more details on these two cranes see the Bauma showguide starting on page 19.
Also in development are the 6 tonne capacity WT 100 eletronic, the 16 tonne WT 300 eletronic and the 12 tonne WT 320 eletronic.
To manufacture the tower cranes the new factory is 4 km from the existing plant near Frankfurt and construction of the first phase will be complete in the third quarter of 2007. It will open in October or November.
Wilbert started 75 years ago as a construction and transport company. It got its first tower crane in 1964 and then moved into rental. The rental fleet is around 180 units and Wilbert was an MAN Wolffkran dealer from 1988 to 1999.
Tower crane manufacture began four years ago and six types have been designed and built.