Terex sends fleet to quake-hit China
By Alex Dahm02 June 2008
Terex Changjiang dispatched 105 brand new truck cranes to the area of China worst hit by the 12 May earthquake.
More than 60,000 people lost their lives and another 5 million were made homeless in the earthquake which had a 7.9 magnitude at its epicentre in Wenchian County, Sichuan Province.
The cranes, valued at RMB56 million (US$8 million) made the 400 km journey in two fleets on 17 and 18 May to Wenchuan County, along with drivers and support professionals. “[This was achieved] in spite of it being a weekend and overcoming the difficulties of fuel shortages and a lack of drivers,” said Terex Changjiang.
The manufacturer sent four truck cranes, with 17 support workers, to the province the day after the earthquake. Company workers also donated RMB600,000 ($87,000) to the cause. “Now Terex Changjiang is making its best efforts to manufacture more truck cranes to meet the requirements of relief operation,” added the company.