30 years of SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) from SCHEUERLE – over 8,000 axle lines keep the world in motion

30 years of SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) from SCHEUERLE – over 8,000 axle lines keep the world in motion

30 years ago, the first SCHEUERLE SPMT was developed and delivered to a company that is today the world's leading provider of heavy transport and lifting - Mammoet in the Netherlands.In this 30-year period, SPMT has written transportation history.

The management of SCHEUERLE and Mammoet as well as the management and owners of TII Sales and TII Group met at Pfedelbach to celebrate the 30th birthday of the SCHEUERLE Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT). In this respect, Mammoet has been the initiator: if the 2,012 axle lines purchased by Mammoet with atotal loadingcapacity of around 100,000 t were coupled together one after the other, then the 330 m high Rose Tower in Dubai - one of the tallest buildings in the world - could be loaded nine times over. Worldwide, more than 8,000 SPMT axle lines from Scheuerle are in regular use, an impressive fleet of vehicles that "moves the world". No other transport vehicle has revolutionized the world of heavy transport in such a way as the SPMTfrom SCHEUERLE. Even the product name "SPMT", the result of joint considerations between Mammoet and SCHEUERLE, has long established itself as the general term used for self propelledmodular transport vehicles of the highest payload class complete with electronic multi-mode steering.Jan Kleijn, CEO of Mammoet, also proudly looks back at what has been achieved together: "Over the years, a very close, partnership-like relationship has developed between SCHEUERLE and Mammoet.As in all areas of life, here too the basis of a good relationship is trust - trust in the technology, product quality, service and technical advice. This has also contributed to the fact that today Mammoet is theworldwide leader in the transportation of heavy loads. In the project phase over 30 years ago, a number of heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers were consulted. We opted here for the most competent partner."

30 years of SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) from SCHEUERLE – over 8,000 axle lines keep the world in motion

Jan Klejn, CEO at Mammoet and Otto Rettenmaier, owner of the TII Group, cut the birthday cake for the 30th Birthday of the SCHEUERLE Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT). In the background: Herman Smit, COO at Mammoet and Fabian Weingart, member of the Rettenmaier family. During the evolution of the SPMT - in the meantime, vehicles of the fourth generation are in use -SCHEUERLE itself has also developed further. As part of the global market leader TII Group, the Pfedelbach-based company belongs to a group of companies that combines 335 years of experience inthe heavy transport sector. This provides a broad portfolio and synergies from procurement through toservice which benefit the customer. "The most important consideration for us is to offer reliable products that meet the needs of our customers," according to Susanne Rettenmaier, a member of the TII Group management board. "Mammoet shows what can be achieved with our vehicles." Mammoet and SCHEUERLE celebrated their joint success on 26.06.2013 in Pfedelbach, the birthplace of the SPMT. Otto Rettenmaier, who acquired SCHEUERLE in 1988 and subsequently integrated the business into his TII Group in 1994, was also present on the occasion of this milestone anniversary."Today, we look back at a joint success story stretching back over 30 years. This is not only a cause for celebration but also an incentive not to rest on our laurels. Close proximity to the customer will also be our priority in the future", said the Heilbronn multi-entrepreneur.

30 years of SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) from SCHEUERLE – over 8,000 axle lines keep the world in motion

For the 30th Birthday of the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT), Mammoet offered one of the first delivered vehicles back to SCHEUERLE as a present and symbol of a long-term, trust-based relationship

30 years of SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) from SCHEUERLE – over 8,000 axle lines keep the world in motion

30 years old and still fully functional: One of the first ever delivered Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT) that was given to SCHEUERLE by Mammoet during the celebration in Pfedelbach, the birthplace of the SPMT. Together with the invited guests from Mammoet, in particular Jan Klejn (Mammoet Chief Executive Officer), Herman Smit (Mammoet Chief Operating Officer), Frans Segeren (Mammoet Managing DirectorNorway), Ludo Mous (Mammoet Director of Operations), Martijn Tuitel (Mammoet Procurement Manager), Michel Bos (Mammoet Maintenance Manager) and former Mammoet employees Piet van Aert(Retired Mammoet Professional) and Jan Gommers (Retired Mammoet Professional), along with Hansjörg Nagel (former SCHEUERLE Sales Manager and Vice-President), who was responsible for the SPMT start-up 30 years ago, the anniversary was suitably celebrated with a positive look back at the past three decades in the presence of the Rettenmaier family, SCHEUERLE Managing DirectorsSusanne Schlegel and Andreas Kohler as well as Bernd Schwengsbier (TII Sales General Manager), Dr. Axel Müller (TII Group General Manager) and Rainer Sasse (Area Sales Manager). Cost-effective through technological superiority - the SCHEUERLE SPMT Able to accommodate extremely heavy loads, easy to couple, technically mature and combinable withthe world's largest fleet of electronically-steered self propelled modular transporters. SPMTs fromSCHEUERLE make a good impression not only during transportation assignments but also when taking into consideration their high level of economical efficiency during use. This is guaranteed through the ability to freely combine all vehicle generations and numerous coupling options as well as the possibility of loading onto flat racks though container-suitable external dimensions and unmatched robustness. If one considers the "total cost of ownership" over the entire service life of a SCHEUERLE SPMT, thisputs the vehicle well ahead of the competition. This is also reflected in the widespread use - specialtransport companies worldwide rely on more than 10,000 modular transporter axle lines from the TIIGroup.   The use of SCHEUERLE modular transporters in connection with control technology also developed bySCHEUERLE, maximizes vehicle agility and manoeuvrability, and allows precision positioning of heavy loads. The individual modular transporters can be coupled together as required, coupled mechanically or arranged in a loose coupling mode on an area of ​​up to 600 x 600 m. The SCHEUERLE control technology guarantees the synchronous control of all transporter units integrated in the fix coupling mode. About Mammoet: Mammoet helps clients improve construction efficiency and reduce downtime of plants and installations. For that purpose, Mammoet provides solutions for lifting, transporting, installing and decommissioning large and heavy structures. Mammoets services are focused on the petrochemical and mining industries, civil engineering, power generation and offshore projects. The logistic challenges in these industries are growing daily, with factors such as remote location, harsh climate and emphasis on environmental care raising the bar. Mammoet helps clients reduce the cost of ownership and optimize uptime of their plants and installations with the following services:
  • · Lifting, transportation and installation of modular constructions
  • · Factory-to-foundation projects
  • · Plant turnaround logistics
  • · Lifting and transportation services
  • · Salvage and wreck removal
  • · Decommissioning of on and offshore installations
  • · Trading in new and used equipment worldwide
Mammoet is known for the unique size and capacity of its state of the art equipment. But it is the trust of its clients that enables 5,000 Mammoet professionals to give their best every day and truly make a difference in projects all over the world. More about the companies of the TII Group: Transporters from SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG are recognised across the world for their advanced technology and special product quality. Reliability in daily use, high load capacity and a long working life make the vehicles a very important component of modern logistical operations. The history of vehicle technology for heavy transport vehicles is closely connected with the names SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG. The companies combine tradition and innovation and belong to the company group of the Heilbronn entrepreneur Otto Rettenmaier. The TII Group - Transporter Industry International and is world market leader in the development and manufacture of heavy-duty transport vehicles.

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