In 2006, the Gottwald brand celebrated 100 years.
Since the company started in 1906 with steam-operated cranes, it has continued to set trends within the global cargo-handling business. With the invention of the Mobile Harbour Crane several years ago and the further development of the Mobile Harbour Crane as a professional device for bulk handling and new products such as Portal Harbour Cranes or Harbour Pontoon Cranes.
In 1971, the first Mobile Harbor Crane from Düsseldorf crossed the Atlantic. This HMK 250 E crane was delivered to Toronto, Canada where it was in operation until the turn of the millennium.
Port technology has been evolving continuously in the past five decades, this is especially true for Konecranes Gottwald’s Mobile Harbor Cranes.
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