Coamtra-Symco, a family-run company based in Argentina, has taken delivery of three new Liebherr mobile cranes. Its two new 5-axle cranes, an 230-tonne LTM 1230-5.1 all terrain and an 250-tonne LTM 1250-5.1 all terrain were delivered to Buenos Aires at the start of this year. An 120-tonne LTM 1120-4.1 all terrain will arrive in June at the company’s base in Montevideo, Uruguay. Aspects of safety, economy and versatility were among the criteria behind Coamtra-Symco’s decision to buy the three cranes.
Coamtra-Symco has invested in two new Liebherr 5-axle cranes: Both cranes are suitable for every terrain and are powerful and particularly versatile. “The cost of transporting the cranes is relatively low”, says Osvaldo De Bonis, Director of the company group. “The cranes are very powerful and have a long boom. On-site, they are extremely flexible, fast, and above all safe to use.” Both the LTM 1230-5.1 and the LTM 1250-5.1 feature VarioBallast® and VarioBase®. The adjustable ballast radius and flexible support system ensure that the cranes can adapt perfectly to every site situation. “These systems make an enormous contribution to the safety of crane jobs and the prevention of accidents. They take a great deal of strain of the crane operator”, says German de Bonis. In the future, Coamtra-Symco plans to use the two Liebherr cranes frequently for quick, safe tandem hoists, loading and unloading items at wind power sites.
4-axle crane for a paper factory in Uruguay
Coamtra-Symco also ordered a Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 for Uruguay, which is due to be delivered in June. “We selected a compact, versatile machine in the form of the 120 tonne model. Initially we will be using the LTM 1120-4.1 at a paper factory,” says commercial director Xavier De Bonis and continues: “This all-terrain crane requires very little space for the set-up process. It also has a long boom and outstanding lifting capacity values.” The large paper factory owned by Finnish company UPM is being built at Paso de los Toros, 260 kilometres to the north of Montevideo. Coamtra-Symco attaches a great deal of value to development and growth and sees its role in helping to contribute to the region.
German de Bonis goes on: “We are supporting our customers and their projects by improving our services with quality, safety and economy. Our aim is to provide them with the best possible equipment for moving their loads.” We were part of other construction and lifting projects in Uruguay, such as in the port of Montevideo where we participated in the construction of the new viaduct of the port promenade to improve circulation in the area and we participated with our cranes in the construction of a 57,000 square meters cellulose warehouse of UPM, as well as maintenance work in wind farms.
Coamtra-Symco is a leading heavy haulage and heavy hoisting contractor in Argentina. The company’s main areas of work include the energy industry, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing industry. German De Bonis, the group’s CFO says: “Despite the difficult situation at the moment due to the global pandemic, we are continuing to develop our company and are looking for new business in Latin America.” Coamtra-Symco mainly uses Liebherr cranes, as German De Bonis confirms: “Liebherr always provides us with the support we need. The after-sale service in Argentina and Latin America is both fast and reliable. What is more, Liebherr cranes feature excellent quality, performance and technology.”