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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

The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the global leader for innovative crane and lifting solutions. With more than 11,600 employees, 34 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and maintenance centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER is always close to the customer.

As the leader in its engineering field, the company aims to ensure its partners’ business success in the long term by providing solutions and products that remain economically and ecologically viable in the future. Its broad product and model portfolio allows PALFINGER to take digitalization and the deployment of artificial intelligence to new levels.

As a global company with strong roots in its home region, PALFINGER is convinced that thinking and acting in the interests of sustainability play a vital role in successful business operations. This is why the company assumes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999 and in 2020 achieved revenue of EUR 1.53 billion.

QUERIES TO

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