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Hong Kong rental company orders 30 new Manitowoc cranes

6/5/2013 Hong Kong, China

Thirty new Manitowoc crawler cranes were ordered by Tower Mark, a construction equipment sales and rental company, and are headed to Hong Kong. The cranes, a combination of Manitowoc 8500-1, 11000-1 and 12000-1 crawler cranes, will work on civil and residential projects across the region. Deliveries will be spread over the course of 2013. 

Mark Simpson, director of Tower Mark, said he appreciates Manitowoc's constant strive for improvement and the strong regional support that backs up their cranes.

“We are impressed by the evolving functionality, reliability and innovative design of Manitowoc cranes,” said Simpson. “We are very pleased with the level of Manitowoc Crane Care service and spare parts support that we get locally and from the regional head office in Singapore. We are grateful for the comprehensive and effective training programs provided by Manitowoc Crane Care and their importance in training our service team. Tower Mark’s fleet is dispersed through Hong Kong, working on various construction projects, which often include rail and bridge building jobs. Typically, cranes spend four to six months on a site.

One of the company’s new Manitowoc 8500-1 crawlers is working for contracting joint venture Leighton Gammon JV on a high-speed rail terminus for trains traveling to China. Elsewhere, an 11000-1 crawler crane is working for Bachy Soletanche to help build a train station as part of the Shatin to Central Rail Link project.

“The new Manitowoc 11000-1 is wonderfully compact, making it ideal for work on Hong Kong’s crowded and congested jobsites,” said Bruna Launay, senior superintendent with Bachy Soletanche. “We are impressed with the excellent design of the crane.”

The new cranes will significantly enhance Tower Mark’s fleet to over 100 cranes. Tower Mark prefers to focus on one type of crane for its fleet and has given emphasis to crawler cranes. Simpson explained that by concentrating on one type of crane, knowledge and understanding of that product is better within the company. Crawler cranes are also popular with the company for their ease of lifting once rigged, with no outrigger required for individual lifts, and excellent pick and carry duties as standard. All of the cranes are regularly maintained by Tower Mark to ensure their longevity.

Manitowoc’s 8500-1 crawler has an 80 t capacity while the 11000-1 crawler has a 100 t capacity; both cranes support a 61 m heavy-lift boom. The 12000-1 has a 100 t capacity and 71 m boom.

In addition to the 30 crawler crane order, Tower Mark also ordered two 45 t capacity Grove RT600E rough-terrain cranes.

Tower Mark is a well-established market leader in the heavy equipment rental and sales industry in Hong Kong. The company has been purchasing Manitowoc cranes since 2009. 
About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with nearly 100 manufacturing, distribution, service, and/or office facilities in 26 countries. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks. Manitowoc also is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food prep, and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare, and institutional applications.
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