05/04/2015 BMS Heavy Cranes A/S strengthens fleet with Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane

  • BMS Heavy Cranes enters new load capacity class with the LR 11350 lattice boom crawler crane
  • The new crane has been bought for various projects throughout Europe, including the assembly of large wind turbines
  • BMS Heavy Cranes has trust in Liebherr's reliable large cranes

Danish company BMS Heavy Cranes A/S added a heavy duty LR 11350 crawler crane to its fleet in April. The Liebherr crane with a maximum load capacity of 1,350 tonnes constitutes a major upwards extension to the family run company's fleet. The new LR 11350 is the largest crane in Scandinavia. In addition to the assembly of large wind turbines, it will be used for a range of projects throughout Europe.

From left to right: Tommy Borgring (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Erik Andersen (BMS Heavy Cranes A/S), Kristian Holst (Liebherr-Danmark ApS), Morten Kammer (BMS Heavy Cranes A/S), Jens Engaard (BMS A/S), Christoph Kleiner, Georg Huber, Martin Frankenhauser (alle Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

From left to right: Tommy Borgring (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Erik Andersen (BMS Heavy Cranes A/S), Kristian Holst (Liebherr-Danmark ApS), Morten Kammer (BMS Heavy Cranes A/S), Jens Engaard (BMS A/S), Christoph Kleiner, Georg Huber, Martin Frankenhauser (alle Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

BMS Heavy Cranes is the part of the BMS Group which is responsible for large cranes and projects and operates all-terrain cranes with a load capacity of 750 tonnes and over, crawler cranes with a load capacity of 300 tonnes and over, including three LR 1750 models, and six LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes. The investment in the LR 11350 is a major step into a new crane class. "The LR 11350 is precisely the right crane to enable us to take on additional jobs throughout Europe", is how Erik Andersen, Technical Sales Manager at BMS, explains the decision for the new crane.

Another use for the large crane is the wind industry in Denmark, Scandinavia, Great Britain, Germany and Poland. The LR 11350 will assemble large wind turbines in the 8 MW class for offshore use which are built for test purposes near-shore. In addition the lattice boom crane will take on the port handling of components for large wind turbines. At the same time the LR 11350 from BMS is suitable for universal use. Another project for the crane is power plant construction in Denmark.

First assembly of the new Liebherr crawler crane LR 11350 from BMS Heavy Cranes in Denmark.

First assembly of the new Liebherr crawler crane LR 11350 from BMS Heavy Cranes in Denmark.

"We are a loyal Liebherr customer when it comes to large cranes. Quite simply, Liebherr builds the right cranes", says Morten Kammer, Managing Director of BMS Heavy Cranes. Standard crane operation and the interchangeability of crane equipment are other important, cost-cutting benefits. "Particularly with our LR 1750 and LG 1750 we can interchange the equipment flexibly and use it to suit current requirements", says Morten Kammer.

The company has several sites in throughout Denmark. It also has subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Poland. Being close to its customers is extremely important for BMS Heavy Cranes. The company also has its own engineering department in which several employees work on project planning, conduct calculations and prepare drawings and work descriptions. The ability to provide these complete solutions from planning to completion is an important success behind BMS' success. Morten Kammer explains: "Safety is becoming more and more important during crane operations. We want our customers to be able to trust us. Naturally the reliable customer service from Liebherr helps us in this". The company has enjoyed great success with this strategy. Orders from a wide range of sectors and countries confirm that the concept is a good one.

The BMS Group of Companies is owned by the Enggaard family and employs around 500 people. The company's head office is in Nørresundby, Denmark. In the company’s fleet are almost 100 cranes from Liebherr's Ehingen Plant.