New milestone: Aertssen Kranen achieves ISO45001

The Aertssen Group strives for a safe and healthy working environment. We are therefore very proud to announce that our crane division, Aertssen Kranen, has obtained ISO 45001; the international standard for safety and health management.

The nature of our activities and projects imply that our employees often work in challenging work environments. We believe it is important to create a healthy safety culture for them. We do this by, among other things, drawing up risk analyzes, providing clear procedures and instructions and organizing sufficient training courses.

Tom Deckers, Business Unit Manager at Aertssen Kranen: “We are very proud of this international certification. It is a great reward for all our employees in their daily efforts. Obviously, our security efforts don't stop here. We continue to look ahead and work on our ambition: zero losses. ”

International ambitions

This certificate strengthens our position as a reliable player in lifting and SPMT projects. Not only in Belgium, but also across the border. And with that, the crane company underlines its international ambitions. "We want to reduce workplace risks and create safer working conditions for our employees, regardless of where they work." said Tom Deckers.

The certificate was issued after a successful audit screening of Aertssen Kranen.

A big congratulations to all employees and QESH advisors!

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Aertssen Group donates laptops to schools in Kapellen

After the Easter holidays, students start online classes, but not every child has a computer at home. Therefore, Minister of Education Ben Weyts launched an appeal to provide students with a laptop. And of course Aertssen Group is happy to help!


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Aertssen Group donates 2,500 mouth masks to local healthcare providers

In these difficult times, we want to support caregivers in our communities. That is why Aertssen Group has donated 2,500 masks to nursing homes in Stabroek, Kieldrecht and the neighboring municipality of Kapellen.

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Roll-iT and Aertssen Kranen: united as one solid partner

Aertssen Kranen and Roll-it will continue as one team under the Aertssen name from 1 April 2020 onward. By combining the activities under one name, Aertssen Group believes it has created a perfect overall package for the future. With our expertise and knowledge of engineering, we want to further concentrate our services on turnkey projects, assisting our clients with their professional issues from A to Z.

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Covid-19 Corona: what measures does Aertssen Group take?

Update 27/07/2020 - The number of infection cases have gone up sharply and we are most likely heading a second wave. On July 27th 2020 additional measures have been taken in Antwerp to prevent a further spread of the Covid-19 virus and to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Aertssen Group actively participates in this.

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Aertssen zet hoogste beeld van Europa recht

Het hoogste beeld in Europa staat langs de E411 in Lavaux-Sainte-Anne, nabij Rochefort. Het beeld van de Franse kunstenaar Bernar Venet is 60 meter hoog. Om het te kunnen plaatsen, waren onze vrachtwagens en mobiele telescoopkranen nodig.

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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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Are you joining our team?

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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Check the new Aertssen Movie

Check our people, power and passion!

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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.

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New Trading branch

Aertssen Group recently acquired a new branch Aertssen Trading! Aertssen Trading will purchase and sell heavy machinery.

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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!

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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.

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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".

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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.


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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!

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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.

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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!


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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.


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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.

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Mr Clean

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.

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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.

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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.


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Looking for enthousiastic colleagues

We are looking for enthousiastic colleagues to join our team!
Looking for a new challenge? Don't hesitate to take a look at our vacancies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Het ESF investeert in Aertssen Kranen

Het Europees Sociaal Fonds (ESF) is erop gericht om de arbeidsmarkt te versterken en de werkgelegenheid te vergroten. Organisaties kunnen ondersteuning krijgen om de werkbaarheid op de werkvloer te vergroten door innoverend te werken. Aertssen Kranen investeert in het “Duurzaam loopbaanbeleid” project en in het “Opleidingen in bedrijven” project

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Finalist 'Onderneming van het Jaar' 2019

Onze Aertssen Group is genomineerd voor de titel 'Onderneming van het Jaar' 2019! Deze bekroning wordt voor de 25e keer uitgereikt door EY, De Tijd en BNP Paribas aan een uniek bedrijf op basis van criteria zoals visie, ondernemerschap, internationalisatie en innovatie. We zijn dan ook bijzonder trots op deze prestigieuze nominatie! 

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