SCIF Opt for New and Used Liebherr Cranes in Morocco
Moroccan company SCIF (Société Chérifienne de Matériel Industriel et Ferroviaire) is a leading contractor in the fields of construction and industrial plant installation. The company decided to expand its existing fleet of mobile cranes with two LTM 1070-4.2 all-terrain cranes and an LRT 1100-2.1 rough terrain crane as a result of the positive development in its industrial plant installation segment. For the LRT 1100-2.1 and one of the two LTM 1070-4.2 models, SCIF decided to buy used machines, trusting in Liebherr’s competence as a manufacturer.
Liebherr is not just the market leader in mobile cranes, it is also the largest used crane dealer in the world. Since it was founded, the Liebherr plant in Ehingen has delivered more than 10,000 used cranes to customers throughout the world. With this in mind, Moroccan structural steel contractor SCIF decided to buy two used Liebherr cranes. Mohamed El Houri, Installations Director at SCIF, explains: “Liebherr is the manufacturer, and therefore has all the competence it needs to deliver perfect used cranes. The two machines we ordered were refurbished at the factory and we are very impressed with the cranes’ quality”.
The LRT 1100-2.1 is the first of this model to arrive in Morocco. It is one of the latest generation of Liebherr rough terrain cranes, which feature particularly high safety standards. For example, the VarioBase® variable supporting base is standard. Their excellent off-road handling, pick-and-carry feature and 50 metre telescopic boom were also major factors behind the purchase in view of the specific jobs SCIF deals with on a regular basis.
The boom on the LTM 1070-4.2 is also 50 metres in length. The two compact, flexible 4-axle cranes are also perfect additions to the SCIF mobile crane fleet and will cover around 70% of the load cases SCIF has to tackle. Rachid Makboul, Sales Director at SCIF, continues: “We have had some very good experience with our Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1, which we bought in 2016. Its quality and reliability are outstanding. Furthermore, with its branch office in Casablanca, very close to our base, Liebherr provides us with excellent service and fast supplies of spare parts”.
Liebherr-Maroc SARL based in Nouaceur, Casablanca was founded in 2014 and is currently undergoing further expansion. In the future, Liebherr-Maroc SARL will also function as the hub for Liebherr service in the French-speaking markets of West Africa.
SCIF (Société Chérifienne de Matériel Industriel et Ferroviaire) was founded in 1946 for the production and maintenance of rolling stock for freight and passenger transport in Morocco. Today, the company also comprises the following additional segments in which the company is regarded as a leading manufacturer – the design and installation of industrial plants, including for the chemical industry, mines, cement plants and petrochemical plants. The company employs 280 people at its headquarters, who are currently supported by an additional around 500 project-related employees.
Featured Title photograph: The new LTM 1070-4.2 working with the used LRT 1100-2.1 on the new cement plant site.