Turkish model crane building competition
By Christian Shelton31 January 2018
Tower crane rental company and Potain dealer TeknoVinç in Turkey sponsored a model crane building competition in Istanbul aimed at inspiring the country’s next generation of engineers. The ‘Wood Tower Crane Competition’ was organised by Yıldız Technical University and featured 13 teams of expert students. Each team was tasked with building a small tower crane from wood, which was then evaluated on its uniqueness and tested using a 10 kg weight. TeknoVinç gifted the three winning teams a Potain MDT tower crane model, as well as book sets and prize money from the university.
TeknoVinç group director Sinan Türeyen was on the judging panel for the competition. “At TeknoVinç we pride ourselves on helping the Turkish crane sector gain trained personnel, which is why cooperation with universities is so important,” he said. “By sharing our experiences and knowledge, we are helping support the next generation of engineers.”