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LIGHTNING START - FROM 0 TO 36 CRANES IN ONE YEAR

09.07.2021

The cities of Marrakech and Tangier in Morocco rely on the speed and reliability of PALFINGER EPSILON cranes for emptying containers.


Together with Blue Box, the general agent for PALFINGER in Morocco, PALFINGER was able to win two large tenders. In the middle of the Corona pandemic, the cities of Marrakech and Tangier issued a tender for container waste disposal. Mecomar - the top waste disposal provider there - won the contract with vehicles equipped with PALFINGER EPSILON cranes. PALFINGER was able to stand out against the current competitors in the market and now have the opportunity to become established long-term in Morocco. 


Waste disposal with container emptying systems involves the various containers being lifted by crane and emptied into the vehicle’s waste compactor. This type of waste disposal truck makes 2-3 trips per day, with approximately 20-30 stops per trip. For this task, PALFINGER has implemented the Epsolution Q- series, which has a proven track record in recycling applications. Special trucks for washing the empty containers are equipped with Epsolution M-series cranes. In addition, a C-series crane is used for smaller cleanup jobs at the roadside. Winning this tender impressively illustrates how important it is for customers to have a large product portfolio for different applications.


The first 20 vehicles have now been completed and officially handed over in Marrakech. Another 16 vehicles for Tangier will follow this year in autumn. In future, PALFINGER wants to convince even more cities to use PALFINGER EPSILON cranes and further expand our presence in Africa.

ABOUT PALFINGER AG

PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,000 employees, 34 locations and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitization along the entire production and value chain. 

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2021 achieved record revenue of EUR 1.84 billion. In 2022, PALFINGER celebrates its 90th anniversary under the tagline “Celebrating the future since 1932”.  

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Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations & Executive Communication | PALFINGER AG
M +43 664 889 69 065  | k.poetsch@palfinger.com