Verlinde Overhead Cranes Part of Belgium Metal Fit-Out
Belgium Metal moved to a new facility in 2011 on the Plenesses Industrial Zone at Thimisther-Clermont in Liege province, Eastern Belgium and now has started operations in Northern France, Luxemburg, and Flanders. Verlinde overhead cranes are now working in the new Belgium Metal workshops.
Belgium Metal’s founder, Jean Luc Boulanger, says: “Ironworker by trade, I set up my ironwork business single-handed in 1986. Well situated in the region, Belgium Metal acquired the Monami workshops in 2003, an opportunity enabling the company to forge ahead in no small way. At this time, the company has a workforce of 40 on a site covering 15.000 M² including workshops taking up 6.000 M² and offices 800 M²”
“For many years, our supplier for handling equipment and especially overhead cranes has been and remains Electrolevage which in addition provides an advisory service,” Luc Boulanger continues. “In the metal frames business, as in the boiler activity or mechanized welding, we have to handle very heavy loads in the workshop, often with complex shapes. Handling in our workshops relies to a great extent on the use of Verlinde overhead cranes offering a varied range of hoisting capacities. From Verlinde’s Europont overhead crane range, we operate five single beam cranes of 5 metric tons and two of 10 metric tons. They are fitted with electric powered hoists from the EUROBLOC VT range whose horizontal travel movements are controlled by inverters that offer the advantage of flexibility of travel together with very limited load swinging. Likewise, to facilitate use, rapidity and safety for the personnel, all cranes are remote controlled.”
“We are very happy with the equipment Electrolevage offered and installed, both in terms of value for money and in terms of the diversity of the offer and the efficacy of After Sales. Thus, to facilitate our development, we are planning to have 2 new 20-metric ton Verlinde overhead cranes installed in the short term,” says Luc Boulanger.