- Czech crane rental contractor Hanyš places order for 18 cranes from Ehingen
- The first cranes will be delivered in the company’s 30th anniversary year
- Liebherr and Hanyš have had a partnership for over 27 years
By the end of 2021, Czech crane rental and heavy haulage contractor Hanyš will have almost 100 Liebherr cranes in its yard. And the fleet will continue to grow – 18 more Liebherr cranes will be added in the year of the company’s 30th anniversary.
30 years ago, on 4 July 1991, the Hanyš family started its crane rental business in the Czech capital Prague. Today, Hanyš has 20 sites in Czechia and one in Slovakia offering crane and heavy haulage services. Additional Czech sites will be added starting in 2022.
The crane rental contractor needs new machines for them. 18 Liebherr cranes will shortly be updating and strengthening the fleet, representing the largest order in Hanyš corporate history. The range extends from the 30 tonnes LTM 1030-2.1 to an LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane. All the cranes will be delivered over the next few months.
It all started with an LTM 1070/1
“After I officially founded Hanyš in July 1991, my first crane was an AD 20. The truck-mounted crane on a Tatra chassis had a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes. We quickly added a second crane, and AD 28, followed by a Coles 64 T. And then I saw a Liebherr LTM 1070/1 for the very first time. It was an accident-damaged crane that was standing in the yard at KLIMEX CZ. I decided I had to stop and take a closer look at that crane”, says Rostislav Hanyš, founder and proprietor of Hanyš.
“At the time, we took back the all-terrain crane as an accident-damaged crane, we repaired it and finally sold it to Hanyš”, says Karel Kladiva, the proprietor of Liebherr dealer KLIMEX CZ. “That marked the start of our partnership, which continues today and is growing ever closer”, continues Hanyš. “It quickly became clear to me that Liebherr is the number one in the market for mobile and crawler cranes. And I want to be the leading crane rental contractor in Czechia.
If you want to be number one, you need top quality machinery and equipment. That is why the LTM 1070/1 marked the start of our partnership – and today we have lots of cranes, almost all of them supplied by Liebherr.”
Hanyš relies on both time-tested and new Liebherr technology
There are plenty of bestsellers among the 18 models – proven LTM models such as the LTM 1030-2.1, the bestselling all-terrain crane in the world, the LTM 1055-3.2 and the LTM 1070-4.2. The LTC 1050-3.1 is the outstanding machine in the compact crane class, whilst the LTR 1060 takes the honours among telescopic crawler cranes. But Hanyš is also very interested in acquiring the very latest technology. The order also includes the LTM 1120-4.1, which was first unveiled in 2020, and the LTM 1230-5.1, which was demonstrated for the first time at the Bauma in 2019. The new large order will not only extend the fleet but, in some cases, also includes replacements for old cranes. “We want to provide our customers with top technology at all times. We need good cranes for that, which is why we are continually upgrading our fleet. We now have almost 100 Liebherr cranes in our fleet, operating throughout Czechia and Slovakia”, says Milan Hanyš, who now manages the company alongside his father. Over the last five years, Hanyš has taken delivery of around 60 Liebherr cranes.
Fleet dominated by Liebherr
Today, the fleet comprises 108 cranes, 98 per cent have been supplied by Liebherr. In addition to telescopic cranes with lifting capacities between 30 and 500 tonnes, from the LTM 1030-2.1 to the LTM 1500-8.1, Hanyš has also been working with three Liebherr crawler cranes since 2016 – an LR 1750, and LG 1550 and, now also an LG 1750, which was delivered this year to supplement the company’s portfolio of lattice boom cranes. The main reason behind the range of Liebherr cranes is ensuring customer satisfaction, for which Hanyš needs machines that ooze quality, high standards and safety. Hanyš has a total workforce of over 220 people located at its sites throughout Czechia. In addition to crane work, they also provide heavy haulage services using the company’s own fleet of 30 vehicles.