News | 05/14/2020 The Kings of the Island

Two brothers, a small starting capital and a big dream: 35 years ago, the success story of the heavy lifting company Marnelakis began. Manolis Marnelakis brought the Liebherr LT 1030 crane to the island of Crete and laid the foundation stone. In the meantime, the second generation is also working in the family business and a new mobile crane has moved in.

The conditions on the island are difficult. Narrow olive groves, steep vineyard slopes, deep ravines and rocky plateaus. The roads are narrow and precipitous, and many of the bridges are old and dilapidated. In the summer, the tourist trade makes driving on Crete's roads even more difficult – agility is essential here. "Its size, compactness and manoeuvrability make the LTM 1230-5.1 the perfect fit for our island." For Babis Marnelakis, however, one of many reasons why the family has once again opted for a Liebherr crane.

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