Sennebogen ups production capacity

By Alex Dahm20 October 2008

Sennebogen lattice boom crawler crane with jib on display at October’s factory opening day in German

Sennebogen lattice boom crawler crane with jib on display at October’s factory opening day in Germany

Crane and handler manufacturer Sennebogen has officially opened its new Euro 30 million (US$40 million) production facility in its home town of Straubing, Germany. It was a four day event in early October attended by more than 3,500 dealers and customers from around the world.

The 125,000 m2 factory site includes a new 15,000 m2 assembly hall that can accommodate machines weighing up to 300 tonnes. Another 200,000 m2 expansion is possible there.

The new factory is the result of an increasing demand for large-scale lifting and handling equipment and is an important strategic step in the 55-year-old company's history. Erich Sennebogen, managing director, said, "In the future we will be able to react even faster and more flexibly to our customers' and partners' wishes and requirements."

The new facility, the second of the company's factories in Straubing (it has a third in nearby Wackersdorf, home to its Green Line waste handler manufacturing, and a fourth in Hungary), will be used for the development, design, production and marketing of its rope excavators, mobile cranes, harbour cranes and material handling machines, with a special focus on larger equipment, small scale series and specials.

The company's original Straubing plant will remain the company's headquarters and as the production site for special base carrier equipment and steel construction groups. In addition, the company is doubling its spare parts capacity to further improve after-sales service and maintenance capabilities.

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