Guindastes Tatuapé Take Delivery of New LTM 1500-8.1 from Liebherr in Brazil
Guindastes Tatuapé, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, purchased a new LTM 1500-8.1. The 8-axle giant is the 27th crane Tatuapé bought from Liebherr in the last 20 years. Being one of the largest crane rental companies in Brazil, Tatuapé has a growing fleet of mobile cranes, operating throughout Brazil and the surrounding countries in South America. The new 500t crane will first serve in the assembling of a pulp and paper mill.
Back in 1988, the company owner of Guindastes Tatuapé, Edson Garzon Esparbiere, paid a visit to the Liebherr plant in Ehingen, Germany. He met Dr. Hans Liebherr, founder of the Liebherr Group, personally.
It was the beginning of a great partnership, growing over years, and Tatuapé bought more and more mobile cranes from Liebherr. For Tatuapé not only the technology and value of the cranes itself are important, but also the service and customer support. “The Liebherr equipment is the best in the world. Both, in terms of productivity and resale value,” states Denys Garzon Rodrigues, Commercial Director of Tatuapé Guindates proudly.
The latest addition to the fleet, a LTM 1500-8.1, will be contracted directly to assist in the assembly of a new pulp and paper mill in Brazil. The reason to invest in such a large crane was simple for Tatuapé. “The LTM 1500-8.1 is a very versatile piece of equipment. In addition to the fantastic load charts with nearly endless possibilities, the crane with its two boom lengths of 50 and 84 meters, the luffing jib and the fixed jib offer everything you need for many requirements in our markets,” explains Denys Garzon. “And we do have already two similar cranes successful running in our fleet, where we can now also exchange some of the equipment. That pays off and makes the whole thing highly profitable”, he adds.
“Bearing in mind that we have a low average age in our machine park in Brazil, we are able to serve the growing market needs pretty well”, Denys Garzon goes on. “Our fleet ranges from mobile cranes with 7t up to 800t. And with this huge range of cranes, we are able to serve nearly all jobs inside and outside of Brazil, also working beyond the Brazilian borders, in South America – where we just started our first operation recently”, he explains.
Today, Guindastes Tatuapé employs about 250 employees. Running a fleet of cranes, conveyor sets, forklifts and lifting platforms with more than 230 machines, the company serves at national level to the most diverse market segments. Almost 30 mobile cranes from Liebherr have been added to the fleet in the past twenty years.
Founded back in 1950 by Pedro Garzon, Grupo Tatuapé started with a truck that can still be seen in their own museum. The money for the truck was loaned from a neighbour. The truck was parked in Praça Silvio Romero, a neighbourhood in São Paulo, and Pedro started searching for work with it. In the beginning small jobs like the transport of refrigerators and furniture came up. But then, he was tasked to transport a 2t weaving machine. First, Garzon claimed he did not have the right equipment for such a heavy work. But nonetheless he accepted the challenge, took a bus to Rio de Janeiro, bought a wire rope winch and brought it back in the bus to Sao Paulo.
This was the beginning of the heavy cargo handling for Tatuapé. Edson Garzon Esparbiere and Suely Garzon, Pedro’s children took over the business later on, enlarging the company. Today the company is run by the third generation and in the hands of the Directors Denys Garzon and Daniel Garzon.
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