Since 1987, Spierings has become the market leader in the field of mobile tower cranes. It is now an international company, with 800 cranes in use in Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers are enthusiastic; not just because Spierings provides a top-class product, but also because of the excellent after sales service. Development, production and service are carried out in the modern factory in Oss.
In the Seventies and Eighties, tower cranes were efficient but lacking in mobility and capacity. Spierings therefore developed a user-friendly, mobile tower crane with a compact truck that can be assembled and dismantled ± 15,000 times. An efficient crane that was just as mobile as the conventional telescopic crane, with a hydraulic system that fully automated the assembly and dismantling of the crane as a whole.
The Spierings story
When Spierings was established in 1987, the main activity was the service and overhauling of existing cranes. Before long, Spierings built its first crane, the SK345-AT3, which incorporated all their experience of other cranes. Thanks to hard work, the company grew and developed a good reputation.
Spierings continued to grow strongly throughout the Nineties. Leo and Tiny Spierings turned the start-up into a fully-rounded company that gradually made a name for itself both at home and abroad. New cranes followed: the SK477-AT4 in 1993, the SK365-AT3 in 1995 and the SK598-AT5 in 1998. By the end of the Nineties, Spierings had more than 60 employees and the company had literally outgrown its premises on the Kantsingel.
In 2000, Spierings moved to the Merwedestraat in Oss. The company continued to develop and produced new cranes: the SK1265-AT6, known as the Mighty Tiny, a crane with an as yet unrivalled radius of 60 metres, and the SK2400-AT7, a real power house that could lift no less than 18,000 kg over 14.9 metres. In response to the enormous demand for mobile tower cranes, the factory expanded in 2007/2008 with two enormous halls. Today, Spierings Mobile Cranes has built more than 800 cranes. The SK375-AT3 Reman appeared in 2013 and the first Eco drive crane, the SK387-AT3 City Boy, will follow in 2016.
In 2008, the market fell by half as a result of the financial crisis and the construction crisis. After this difficult period, Spierings ensured continuity by restructuring internally and by increasing its focus on exports.
Exports have continued to expand since 2011 and now represent the majority of the sales of Spierings cranes. With more than 170 specialists, Spierings continues to look to the future — a future where hybrid technology will play an increasingly significant role in the development of Spierings cranes.