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Since becoming a subsidiary of the Hagedorn Group this summer, WASEL GmbH is continuing and expanding its close cooperation with Liebherr across all product groups. In addition to a large order for Liebherr tower cranes and, on the part of Hagedorn, construction machinery, WASEL has invested in several new Liebherr mobile cranes – including the two new cranes LTC 1050-3.1E and LRT 1130-2.1 recently unveiled at Bauma. The largest cranes in the package include the Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane and the Liebherr LR 1700-1.0 and LR 11000 crawler cranes.
The new cranes are intended to serve the ongoing modernisation of the equipment fleet, taking sustainability aspects into account. In doing so, it is important to WASEL to ensure trouble-free and efficient use at the customer’s site.
The two crawler cranes are already the second of their type in WASEL’s fleet. “Homogeneity in operator application and workshop operation, as well as ensuring trouble-free and efficient use by the customer, are really important to us,” states Managing Director Matthias Wasel, explaining the investment in the Liebherr cranes. “With the replacement and expansion investments, we want to contribute to the ongoing modernisation of the equipment fleet, taking into account sustainability aspects with regard to the emissions standard,” Matthias Wasel continues. Together with his brother Thomas Wasel, he still manages the company’s business.
The LTC 1050-3.1E with electric drive of the superstructure purchased by WASEL also plays an important role in sustainability and CO2 reduction. With this compact crane, which has both a conventional drive and an electric motor, crane movements can optionally be carried out with electricity. The new variant of the compact 50 tonner reduces CO2 emissions and meets the requirements for operation on “zero emission” construction sites. The compact crane retains all its familiar properties regardless of whether it is powered by the electric motor or the internal combustion engine.
Another new crane in the large order is the Liebherr LRT 1130-2.1 rough terrain crane. The powerful telescopic crane offers the highest lifting capacity of 130t and the longest telescopic boom of all 2-axle rough terrain cranes in the world – and also scores with economical transport and safety.
“Wind energy is a crucial component of Germany’s energy transition strategy. Thousands of new high-capacity wind turbines must be erected, and disused, smaller turbines must be dismantled,” Thomas Wasel is certain. In the upper load range, WASEL strengthens its position with an LTM 1750-9.1, an LR 1700-1.0 and an LR 11000. These cranes are specially designed to meet the ever-increasing requirements of wind turbine assembly.
“Overall, German industry is facing immense investments in plants and facilities in order to be able to produce in a climate-neutral way by 2045. Remodelling requires the right equipment, perfectly prepared surfaces and the highest environmental and occupational safety standards. WASEL cranes have long been a reliable partner for the maintenance and repair of industrial plants. Hagedorn complements the portfolio with competences in deconstruction and disposal”, explains Thomas Hagedorn, managing partner of the Hagedorn Group of Companies. “No matter whether it’s the phasing out of coal, the modernisation of industry, roads and bridges or the expansion of wind power, hydrogen and power lines or the digitalisation of the construction industry – there’s a lot for Hagedorn and WASEL to do together,” Thomas Hagedorn is convinced. It is important to the two family businesses now and for the future that the economy, people and the environment are equally in focus. That is why all those involved are committed to the responsible use of resources, the clever closing of loops and climate protection.