Demag Cranes Launches International Dry Bulk Competence Centre Banbury, UK
Demag Cranes has announced (on November 14) the launch of its International Dry Bulk Competence Centre with the aim of further expanding the company’s activities in this sector.
The centre is located in Banbury, United Kingdom, and will offer customers a complete bulk-handling product family ranging from mobile harbour cranes, portal harbour cranes and floating cranes to hoppers, conveyors, grabs and drive components. Moreover, the centre will also supply customers with state-of-the-art software tailored to bulk-handling applications, expert consultancy services and service packages provided by qualified professionals.
The International Dry Bulk Competence Centre is headed by Mark Reardon and will serve bulk terminals intending to expand or upgrade their facilities or material flows. Demag Cranes will offer them an innovative and reliable one-stop-shop approach. “Many terminals are currently sourcing equipment from a disparate range of suppliers with a view to configuring their own system using these different elements”, explains Mark Reardon. “Under the name of its leading brand, Gottwald Port Technology, and together with its software specialist subsidiary, DBIS, and a proven network of partners, Demag Cranes will be ideally placed to provide optimum solutions from a single source.”
The Competence Centre indicates a major commitment by Demag Cranes in developing its long-term bulk-handling strategy with a view to positioning Gottwald as a leading brand in this rapidly expanding market: “Dry bulk is the largest seaborne commodity, driven by increasing demand for energy and food resulting from continuing growth in global population”, says Giuseppe Di Lisa, Senior Vice President Port & Intermodal Cranes. “Our Dry Bulk Competence Centre will help terminals to master the challenges triggered by this growth quickly and sustainably.”
World Maritime News Staff, November 16, 2011; Image: Demag Cranes