Posted on January 22, 2014

Mannai HED, the Heavy Equipment Division of Mannai Trading Co., has sold Qatar’s first 300-tonne Grove all-terrain crane to ConXion, Qatar-based logistics and heavy equipment specialists. The deal underlines Mannai HED’s commitment to work with its partners to provide the specialized heavy equipment needed to enable Qatar to achieve its plans for infrastructure and real estate development, supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 and in preparation for hosting the World Cup in 2022.

The new high-capacity crane, which is the best of its kind in the world, offers essential reach and power to both lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. The acquisition gives ConXion a significant competitive advantage, particularly for the completion of signature high-rise projects in Qatar, and comes as the demand for such cranes in Qatar is at an all-time high.

ConXion provides logistics expertise and the transportation of cargo, heavy equipment and industrial products throughout Qatar and the GCC. As key partner of the construction industry, it is expanding its fleet of specialized vehicles – and particularly high elevation cranes – as the number of construction and infrastructure projects in Qatar continues to grow. As a leading player supporting the boom in infrastructure development Qatar, ConXion is well placed to meet the demands of the industry with its expertise and experience in the field.

Mannai HED is a distributor and provides after-sales support for a number of internationally renowned heavy equipment lines including Grove Cranes, JCB units, TCM forklifts, Massey Ferguson agricultural equipment, Daewoo Buses, DAF Trucks and Eicher Trucks.

Khalid Yousef, General Manager, Mannai HED Operations, said: “The sale of this Grove crane comes at a time of increasing demand from the construction industry for high capacity cranes which will be crucial to help Qatar meet its targets for infrastructure and real estate development.

“At Mannai HED we work closely with our partners to understand their needs and we make strategic investments to help them to realize Qatar’s vision for the future using the world’s best equipment, supported by a first-class after-sales service. We look forward to a continued strong partnership with ConXion in the future.” 

Badr Ahmed Al Emadi, Managing Director, ConXion Logistics Services and Heavy Equipment, said: “The expansion of construction in Qatar provides many investment opportunities. We are proud to work with Mannai HED to provide our clients with the latest, most specialized equipment in the world, which underlines our commitment to the development of Qatar in line with the QNV 2030.”

Founded in 1947, Grove is one of the world’s leading producers of mobile cranes and has manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America. Part of the renowned Manitowoc Crane Group, Grove provides a range of products to meet the world wide market demands of the lifting industry.