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Expertise Contracting Orders 79 Tadano RT Cranes

From left, Bernhardt, Wieser, Ennen, Ashpak, Ashif, Jain

May 3, 2022 - Saudi industrial service provider Expertise Contracting has ordered 79 Tadano all-terrain cranes.

The giant order is both the largest in 15 years for Tadano’s Zweibrücken plant and the largest ever from a customer in Saudi Arabia.

Expertise serves more than 1,500 customers from the petrochemical industry, oil and gas production industry, energy industry, and other industrial sectors all over the Middle East. Its need for such a large number of high-performance all-terrain cranes comes from winning a project for the world’s largest oil production company, Saudi Aramco.

The order includes 50 AC 3.055-1; 17 AC 5.130-1; 11 AC 5.250-1; and one AC 8.500-1.

“The cranes from Zweibrücken have a sterling reputation throughout the Arab world, and our experience reflects that, so it went without saying that they’d be our cranes of choice for this project as well,” said Expertise President and CEO Mohammed Ashif, who traveled to Zweibrücken with Industrial Services Director Mahammad Ashpak to sign the contract.

Both of them also emphasized how important it was that the two companies have a long tradition of working together smoothly with trust.

Tadano also sent a high-caliber delegation to the contract signing. In addition to Tadano Demag GmbH CEO Jens Ennen and Tadano Demag Vice President of Production Jan Wieser, Tadano Middle East Senior Sales Manager Deepak Jain and Tadano Middle East Service Technician Benjamin Bernhardt were present.

“An order of this magnitude is not something you see every day. In fact, we’re tremendously proud of the fact that one of the biggest names in the Middle East decided to rely on our products,” Ennen said.

Jain added, “We see this contract as a solid vote of confidence in the quality of our products and services from an important customer that we value tremendously. On top of that, the fact that a company as important as Expertise decided on our products is something that will resonate across the entire region.”


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