a day in the life of a crane operator
Hoisting heavy or large objects is often a precise and intellectual job. You must prepare the lifting equipment properly, make no mistakes and carefully and thoughtfully operate the cranes to carry out the heavy job. Curious to see what the working day of our crane operator looks like?
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During our job day on May11 you can do much more than just watch. Learn how to use drones, test our work in 3D with VR and a crane simulator or immediately operate our mighty machines. Lifting with our cranes, driving with our dumpers and maneuvering with our trucks: it's all possible!
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Visit us at Wind Energy Expo in Hamburg
This year the Wind Energy expo in Hamburg will take place on the 25th to 28th of September. Visit our stand in the Belgian pavilion in hall 3 and discover how we can help you with onshore projects and SPMT transports.
Acquisition of crane rental company Michielsens
We are proud to announce that the acquisition of crane rental company Michielsens has been completed. The acquisition agreement has been signed on Friday the 16th of February. We warmly welcome the 200 Michielsens employees to the Aertssen Group!
Heavy lifting for impressive office building
In Temse, Aertssen Kranen is helping build a new headquarters building for our client. We installed the steel structure so it can soon be placed on two steel trusses, 15 meters above the dry dock of the former shipyard Boelwerf.
First BIM award for Aertssen
Last Thursday our engineering department won the very first BIM award. We received this trophy in the category "Groundbreaking approach" for our concept "design: from reality to VR and back".
Clean up operations following a train incident
This morning, we started the salvage works of damaged trains on the La Louvière-Bergen line. Thanks to the combined efforts of Aertssen Group, we performed this delicate job safely, quickly and professionally.
Transporting world's largest Monopile
Our affiliate Roll-iT Transported world's largest monopile with a diameter of no less than 7.8 metres and a length of 84.5 metres. Total weight? 1,300 tonnes!
Aertssen Kranen enters the top 50
According to the technical journal “International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine”, our company has entered the top 50 of the world’s top crane-owning companies based on the total load moment of its crane fleet.
New JS 250 system for Roll-iT
Roll-iT NV recently acquired Enerpac’s brand new JS 250 system. With this acquisition, Roll-iT can jack-up loads up to 1000T up to 10m height!
Het ESF investeert in Aertssen Kranen
Onze medewerkers zijn goud waard. Daarom investeren we bij Aertssen zoveel mogelijk in hun toekomst. Aertssen Kranen startte onlangs twee grensverleggende initiatieven en investeert zo in zijn medewerkers.
Clean-up operations in the wake of a derailment
Saturday a train was derailed nearby Leuven (B). Aertssen was contracted for the entire clean-up and recovery operation. We united forces and in less than 36 hours Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen, Aertssen Kranen and Aertssen Transport brought this delicate operation to a successful finish.
Safe and clean vehicles are an absolute must, aren’t they? Aertssen Cranes recently launched the "Mr Clean” - also known as “Mr Proper” - action. We want to emphasize to our employees that cleanliness and safety go hand in hand.
On Wednesday, December 14th, the new Belgian comedy PIPPA with Nathalie Meskens appeared in cinemas. For the realization of the film Aertssen gave a helping hand, providing one of our telescopic cranes.
New bicycle bridge across the Albert Canal
Last weekend Aertssen Kranen installed a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Albert Canal, close to the Merksem viaduct. An impressive task for which we deployed two 500-tonne mobile cranes, SPMTs and a pontoon.
International department visits head office
Recently our colleagues from the Middle East paid a visit to our head office in Stabroek. The reason for this was our third Open Doors.
Multi lift with 14 mobile cranes
25/09/2016 - Aertssen Kranen played a prominent role in the maintenance of a pipeline for a sludge processing plant. A complex and challenging task for which we deployed 14 mobile cranes.
Aertssen Kranen in the news
04/08/2016 - The Old Docks in Ghent welcomed two new 44 meter high port cranes. Roll-iT and Aertssen Kranen managed both the transport and installation of these two giants with a smooth and successful result.
Visit us at Breakbulk Europe 2016
This year the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition 2016 will take place on 23rd to 26th of May 2016 in Antwerp Expo. This is the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to breakbulk and project cargo logistics and both Aertssen and Roll-iT will be present!
Visit our stand and meet our logistics experts, who will happy to share with you our transport and logistic solutions and expertise.
Aertssen invests in its people
Our employees are worth their weight in gold. That’s why, at Aertssen, we try to pamper them as much as possible - with training and safety and health campaigns, among other things.
Award for our OPTARA working methods
01/10/2014 - Aertssen’s safe working method during Total’s OPTARA project got noticed. We were honoured with an award.