Partnership set to boost crane supply  

By | 2019-10-09T13:44:35+02:00 October 8th, 2019|

A new partnership between MES Cranes and venture capital company Open Window Growth Partners has resulted in the establishment of one of southern Africa’s most innovative and customer-focused tower crane companies.

MES Directors, from left: Ferdi van Niekerk, Hermann Fender, Walter Baur, and Glen Dowie. Image credit: MES Cranes

MES Directors, from left: Ferdi van Niekerk, Hermann Fender, Walter Baur, and Glen Dowie. Image credit: MES Cranes

This is an exciting prospect with development in Africa poised to take off and with rapid urbanisation and industrialisation sparking the need for high density development and improved infrastructure. These industries will receive a massive boost, and the partnership ensures that MES is ready to supply the relevant resources to clients throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

MES’s new 40 000m² premises in Kempton Park, a recent acquisition, is a major asset for its customer base. These centrally located headquarters provide significant space for storing and servicing their large fleet, as well as those of clients. The facility includes 8 000m² of workshop space, where cranes may be serviced, repaired, modified or reconditioned. The remaining 32 000m² area serves as a home for their fleet of heavy equipment trucks and is serviced by five yard cranes.

MES also boasts its own sizeable fleet of 146 tower cranes, mobile cranes and a fleet of heavy equipment trucks.