Wagenborg buys first XCMG hybrid all terrain8 February 2024
Dutch company demonstrates sustainability ambitions by purchasing the first XCA60_EV hybrid 60-tonne mobile telescopic crane from XCMG.
Groningen, The Netherlands-based horizontal, vertical and heavy transport specialist Wagenborg Nedlift says it has reached an agreement with Chinese manufacturer XCMG to buy the first model of its hybrid 60-tonne all terrain crane: the XCA60_EV.
Delivery of the new crane is expected to take place this summer.
According to Wagenborg, the purchase is in line with its sustainability ambitions and long-term corporate vision. It is also a response to market demands which are increasingly favouring sustainable machines.
Wagenborg says it started its search for a mass produced, CE-certified and TCVT-approved hybrid crane in 2019 when it approached several suppliers. XCMG's XCA60_EV, has been the only one so far to meet all its requirements, says Wagenborg. The crane incorporates a large number of European components and will comply with EN13000 and The Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) safety standards.
The crane was developed with collaboration between Wagenborg and XCMG and, as such, has already been tested extensively by Wagenborg over the last year. “To build the perfect machine for the European market we relied on the knowledge and expertise of Wagenborg,” says Hu Yuan, EU sales manager at XCMG. "Without them, it would have been extremely difficult to develop this crane. We are extremely satisfied with the development of our XCA60_EV and hope that this crane will be the first in a series.”
Gerard Bastiaansen, managing director of Wagenborg Nedlift, says: "The demo crane is far from the final model we have now ordered. Our technical department and operators have had a prominent role in the whole design and production process of the demo crane towards the final XCA60_EV. Sharing all kinds of improvements with our supplier XCMG and Dutch independent inspection specialist Aboma's contribution has resulted in a machine that exceeds our requirements. I am particularly proud that Wagenborg will be the first crane company to present this completely emission-free crane this summer!”