03/31/2021 A second added to the fleet – Rothmund shows its support for the Liebherr LTM 1230 5.1 mobile crane

  • Rothmund impressed with the concept of the LTM 1230-5.1
  • Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane popular with customers
  • Rothmund celebrates 40th anniversary

Rothmund GmbH Kran und Montage has purchased another LTM 1230-5.1 from Liebherr. The reason behind the purchase decision was the good experience the Pforzheim-based company has had with the first machine of this type it purchased around six months ago. Managing Director Heiko Brückner is particularly impressed with the boom length, capacity and variability of the Liebherr 5-axle crane.

"We decided to buy a second LTM 1230-5.1 because we think that this crane’s concept is just right. We can use it for a very wide range of jobs with its VarioBase® variable support base and the different ballast versions. Its high lifting capacities and very long 75 metre telescopic boom are ideal for assembling construction cranes”, says Brückner.

A second LTM1230-5.1 for Rothmund (from left to right): Joachim Sommer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Yvonne and Heiko Brückner (Rothmund GmbH Kran und Montage).

A second LTM1230-5.1 for Rothmund (from left to right): Joachim Sommer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Yvonne and Heiko Brückner (Rothmund GmbH Kran und Montage).

A second LTM1230-5.1 for Rothmund (from left to right): Joachim Sommer (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Yvonne and Heiko Brückner (Rothmund GmbH Kran und Montage).

“The gold piece from Gold Town”

The mobile cranes in the Rothmund fleet feature bright red lettering on a light background. One of the two LTM 1230-5.1 cranes, however, stands out with golden lettering on a black background. Heiko Brückner continues: “The first LTM 1230-5.1 was a special crane for us with its a unique, special paintwork – “40 years of Rothmund” in golden lettering on the black crane. Thanks must go to the signwriting team at Liebherr who gave us a great deal of their time. Actually, all our cranes have girls’ names. But the black LTM 1230-5.1 is an exception – it is our ‘Goldi’ – the gold piece from Gold Town – that’s what it says on it”.

Pforzheim is world-famous for its jewellery and watch-making industry. That is what the nickname of Gold Town or Gold, Jewellery and Watch Town refers to. Around 75 percent of German jewellery is made in the town which has a population of over 120,000 and is located at the northern edge of the Black Forest.

Rothmund has also decided to buy a second Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane. “The elevating cab delivers a whole host of benefits and the crane is popular with our customers – it’s a great crane”, says Brückner.

Golden lettering on a black background – Rothmund has selected a very special design to mark the 40th anniversary of the company.

Golden lettering on a black background – Rothmund has selected a very special design to mark the 40th anniversary of the company.

Golden lettering on a black background – Rothmund has selected a very special design to mark the 40th anniversary of the company.

Rothmund celebrates 40th anniversary

Rothmund GmbH Kran und Montage is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The company currently employs around 50 people and its fleet consists of more than 20 mobile cranes with lifting capacities of up to 350 tonnes, 10 forklift trucks with capacities between 2 and 18 tonnes, low loaders and box trailers as well as loading cranes. The company also carries out complete machine relocations throughout Europe. As Brückner explains: “If you want to be a success in this industry, everybody has to work as a team. That means teamwork and sticking together are our watchwords. Liebherr has been extremely successful using this same policy. There is also the fact that Liebherr cranes retain their value very well. That pays dividends when it comes to selling them.”