Current low crane rental rates in Europe are unsustainable and risk doing the industry and its clients long term damage by limiting investment in technology and skills, ESTA Director Ton Klijn has warned.
Klijn said: “The European crane rental market is in reasonable shape in terms of workload but rental rates are at a historically low level and in my view are unsustainable.
“In the short term, clients might benefit from low prices. But in the long term they will pay a price in terms of lower quality and poorer performance.”
He called on the industry to consider moving away from traditional rental work and increasing the number of contract lifts. - where the rental company takes responsibility for managing, planning and supervising the lift, as well as providing the crane and operator.

Bron: ESTA newsletter, 9 oktober 2018