AMC purchases a fleet of zero-emission electric cranes
In a six-figure investment, national crane rental company AMC has purchased a new fleet of battery-powered mini cranes for its area of Liverpool city and London depots. Tony McDonough Reports
Merseyside-based national crane rental company AMC has taken delivery of a new fleet of battery-powered mini cranes as part of a six-figure investment.
And the purchase of the cranes by AMC, which has its headquarters in Knowsley and a second base in London, has already won a number of new contracts, including the Moxy Southampton Hotel, Livingstone Academy Bournemouth and Borough Market London. .
The company is also working alongside materials maker MICAM at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, to help replace the iconic ‘Wall Of Honor’ glass sculpture that references the people who helped build of the installation.
Founded in 2009 by Peter Piekarus as A Mini Crane Hire, the Knowsley-based company changed hands for a seven-figure sum in September 2020. It was bought by seasoned investor Mark Davenport, with Mr. Piekarus remaining administrator. He renamed the company AMC.
It has now taken delivery of six Maeda MC285CB-3 and five Hoeflon C6e – the first UK company to do so – fully battery-powered mini cranes, located at its two depots in Liverpool and London.
AMC claims that cranes are “ahead of the curve” in terms of zero emissions from innovative electrical machinery. On-site health and safety is also beneficial as electric cranes operate silently, which greatly improves communications.
Mr. Davenport said: “Our mission is to continue to innovate as a forward-looking company, so that we can offer our customers more choice, quality and reliability in bespoke lifting solutions.
“Our new electric cranes will help us achieve this tenfold goal and I am proud to see the company leading the way in this area. Electric cranes are the future of our industry – and AMC is right there up front.
“What the company has achieved over the past 12 months is quite incredible considering the challenges we all faced during the pandemic. We have been courageous in our actions by investing in new equipment, creating jobs when other companies have cut back and updating our existing fleet.
“Our confidence has paid off and we are now in a position to be excited about the progress of the second half of 2021, especially now with the new electric fleet in place.”
AMC has also invested in seven eco-friendly cars for its sales team at both depots, including a fully electric Golf and six BMW 330 plug-in hybrids.