Frans van Seumeren has returned to the crane industry with new company Roll-Lift, writes Alex Dahm.
Van Seumeren is chairman of the board and primary shareholder, as he is at sister company RollDock, a heavy lift shipping and engineering specialist. The two companies will complement each other to offer a complete shipping, lifting and land transport service from one source.
Wout van der Zwan is CEO at the Netherlands-based Roll-Lift and RollDock. Darren Adams is Roll-Lift CCO and Jan Smout is COO. Frans van Seumeren retired as CEO of Mammoet in May 2005, and left the crane industry, handing over to his brother Roderik.
Roll-Lift has been trading since September and already has a strong fleet of wheeled mobile and heavy lift crawler cranes plus self propelled modular transporter and conventional trailers for specialized transport. At the time of writing 25 new cranes and 60 axle lines of transport had been bought, plus trucks and other equipment.
The focus is regional, with a concentration on Russia and Latin America. The fleet for Russia includes a 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 11350 lattice boom crawler plus Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 and LTM 1350-6.1 wheeled mobile telescopic cranes.
For Latin America an LR 1750 will ship to Uruguay with 20 other smaller capacity cranes and 24 lines of Scheuerle SPMT. Another of the 750 tonne capacity Liebherr crawlers is on its way to Brazil where the company also has 12 construction tower cranes at work on another site.
For the full story on this new venture look out for our exclusive interview coming soon in International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.