The business reported that during 2012, crane sales were up 84%. Last year Sany America introduced the SCC8500, a 550 U.S. ton crawler crane with an automatic counterbalance system, an UltraLift option and ease of transport similar to a 440-ton crane. It said that new crawler and rough terrain crane models will be introduced in 2013.

Sany America’s chairman Tim Frank, said: "We have planned for growth, and those plans are now bearing good fruit, we had a very good year in 2012 with machine sales and expansion of our distribution network. We’ve put a strong foundation in place in North America. We’re confident that 2013 will bring full-year profitability and see us potentially double revenue again."