Van der Velden® Marine Systems now distributor for EFFER marine cranes

During the EUROPORT Maritime 2007, Van der Velden Marine Systems and EFFER announced the cooperation between their companies. An agreement was signed in which EFFER granted the exclusive distribution of marine cranes in The Netherlands and Germany to the Van der Velden group. The contracts were signed at the Van der Velden stand by Sergio di Bari (Sales Manager – EFFER) and Gerrit C. Spekman (Chief Executive Officer – Van der Velden Marine Systems). EFFER is an established manufacturer of marine cranes with production sites in Castelmaggiore and Minerbo, both near Bologna in Italy.

After incorporation by the Italian industrial group CTE, Effer thoroughly reorganized its two production sites, which resulted in two very modern factories that efficiently produce the marine cranes which Van der Velden Marine Systems distributes.

Some of the hydraulic marine cranes which EFFER produced have been re-engineered, which resulted in the introduction of some new crane models. EFFER offers many variants with knuckle boom, telescopic boom and stiff boom configurations up to a standard capacity of ca. 225 Tm (EFFER type 275000). Cranes with more capacity are available on request.

Van der Velden Marine Systems has a lot of experience in the maritime sector, with worldwide deliveries of rudders and steering gear for inland shipping, yachting and oceangoing vessels.
Supplementary to the Van der Velden products, the EFFER marine cranes will be offered to our clients within the assigned market. Clients can also benefit from a 24/7 service network for inspections and reparations.

The Van der Velden group expects that the announced cooperation will attract renewed interest for the high-quality EFFER marine cranes.

During the Europort Maritime, Van der Velden Marine Systems will exhibit a marine crane, EFFER type 130 4S at its stand.