Demag Cranes, Düsseldorf, Germany, has opened its International Dry Bulk Competence Centre to centralize and expand the company’s bulk materials handling operations. Located in Banbury, United Kingdom, the facility will offer a complete bulk-handling product line, including mobile harbor cranes, portal harbor cranes, floating cranes, hoppers, conveyors, grabs, and drive components. Additionally, it will provide bulk-handling software, consultancy services and service packages.
Mark Reardon will head the facility, which will serve bulk terminals with plans to expand or upgrade their facilities or material flows. “Many terminals are currently sourcing equipment from a disparate range of suppliers with a view to configuring their own system using these different elements”, said Reardon. “Under the name of its leading brand, Gottwald Port Technology, and together with its software specialist subsidiary, DBIS, and a proven network of partners, Demag Cranes will be ideally placed to provide optimum solutions from a single source.”
Giuseppe Di Lisa, senior vice president, port & intermodal cranes, added: “Dry bulk is the largest seaborne commodity, driven by increasing demand for energy and food resulting from continuing growth in global population. Our Dry Bulk Competence Centre will help terminals to master the challenges triggered by this growth quickly and sustainably.”