Terex Cranes is relocating the production of self-erecting tower cranes from the current manufacturing facility in Fontanafredda, Italy, to Montceau Les Mines, France. This affects the full range of self-erecting tower cranes, which includes 12 models ranging from 1 to 6 tonnes maximum capacity and 16 to 45 meters jib length.
Effective as of July, the upcoming production transfer will provide for the creation of 150 new jobs in France, says Terex.
“We started to find that we lacked sufficient space to cater to the demand for our self-erecting tower crane products at our Italian facility,” says Steve Filipov, president developing markets, Terex Corp. “We see the move to Montceau-les-Mines as a good opportunity to continue our strategy of improving our production capabilities and finding synergies with our existing production facilities.”
The future transfer comes in addition to the Terex AC 40, AC 60, TC 40, TC 60, Roadmaster 5300 road mobile crane, and Terex reach stacker product lines currently manufactured at the French facility.
“Our facility in Montceau-les-Mines has an excellent track record for its manufacturing quality,” says Filipov. “It’s an ambitious challenge that we now feel ready to take on. We expect the reduction of transport costs, based on the geographically central location of our French plant, to have a positive impact for our customers.”