Products and Solutions May 17, 2018 9:00 AM

thyssenkrupp supplies aluminum treadplates for new safety standard for mobile cranes

Mobile crane Liebherr

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Mobile cranes produced by Liebherr are deployed in extremely challenging conditions. Among other things they are exposed to moisture, dirt, snow and ice. As a world-leading crane manufacturer Liebherr sets exacting safety standards for its products. So it was seeking plates with improved non-slip properties for the footplates of its cranes.

Jacob Bek GmbH, a company of the thyssenkrupp Materials Services business area, demonstrated its know-how as a materials specialist and recommended AMAG TopGrip® treadplates produced by AMAG Austria Metall AG. The plates are characterized by a special bar pattern which ensures outstanding slip resistance. Jacob Bek has already supplied a total of 35 tons since 2017 and a further 100 to 150 tons are set to follow. Liebherr is gradually switching to the material for all treadplates on its mobile cranes.

“We ensure that our partners receive the best materials for their projects,” says Benjamin Paßenheim, Head of Nonferrous Metals at Jacob Bek. “It is important to us that the requirements of our customers are met in full – in particular when it comes to something as important as health & safety.”

For Paßenheim and his team the order is the result of a well-functioning partnership. Jacob Bek has been collaborating with the crane manufacturer for more than 40 years.