10/16/2019 Liebherr supplies a package of five fast-erecting cranes to Japan

The Japanese crane company Cranetal Noda has taken delivery of five Liebherr fast-erecting cranes of the 53 K/J type and thus extended its fleet once more with tower cranes from Liebherr. The cranes have been adapted especially to the Japanese market. In 2016, the company had already bought five 42 K/J.

F.l.t.r.: Thorsten Hesselbein (Liebherr), Hirofumi Aoki (Cranetal Noda), Satoru Ikeda (TAP-Japan), Ryoji Sakamoto, Shigeto Fukuda (both Cranetal Noda).

F.l.t.r.: Thorsten Hesselbein (Liebherr), Hirofumi Aoki (Cranetal Noda), Satoru Ikeda (TAP-Japan), Ryoji Sakamoto, Shigeto Fukuda (both Cranetal Noda).

The handover of the fast-erecting cranes took place at the end of August as part of a three-day introduction training. General Manager Hirofumi Aoki travelled with two of his service technicians to Biberach to acquaint themselves with the new cranes: five 53 K/J impressing with a maximum lifting capacity of 2.8 tonnes and a radius of up to 40 metres. Furthermore, the cranes have an enormous adaptability due to seven hook heights between 15.8 and 31 metres as well as four jib lengths between 28 and 40 metres. The cranes have been adapted especially to the Japanese market so that they can withstand earthquakes measuring nine on the Mercalli scale as well as hurricanes of 200 km/h in accordance with the standards.

Shigeto Fukuda and Ryoji Sakamoto during crane inspection.

Shigeto Fukuda and Ryoji Sakamoto during crane inspection.

During the instruction, the customers could inspect their first two cranes. A detailed training course in the in-house training centre completed the visit of the Japanese guests. The programme included all crane applications, i.e. erection, disassembly, service and maintenance, as well as safety devices and the electronic system. "We have had many positive experiences with our seven 42 K.1/J. Our service technicians as well as our customers are extremely pleased with the crane. So it was logical to buy some more of these cranes", said Aoki explaining his reasons for the purchase of the crane package. The delegation of the Japanese crane company Cranetal Noda was accompanied by Satoru Ikeda of the local crane dealer TAP-Japan.

The Japanese crane company Cranetal Noda belongs to the Noda Crane Group and is based in Ogaki City. The company with a workforce of around 50 (group: approx. 180) has already gained positive experiences with its seven 42 K.1/J fast-erecting cranes and would like to modernise its fleet of more than 100 tower cranes as well as some crawler cranes – in particular for bridge and other infrastructure projects.