Liebherr conducts crane seminar in Saudi Arabia

Knowledge and training programmes ensure safe, efficient crane operation and provides information about the benefits and added value of Liebherr tech

A recent training seminar on cranes organised by Leibherr Saudi Arabia, saw over 50 attendees from 20 companies learn about the company’s crane solutions and technologies, such as VarioBase, ECOmode and TraXon.

A statement from the global equipment powerhouse said it organised the seminar in the Saudi east coast town of Dammam with the aim of providing information about the benefits and added value of the innovative technologies on Liebherr mobile cranes.

“Technical innovations have made mobile cranes more powerful, safer and also more efficient. The benefits of the new technologies can only be exploited to the full, however, if crane operators have received the appropriate training. Not only is the skill of the crane operator on site important in this respect, but the expertise used to plan jobs in advance is also vital. The seminar in Saudi Arabia was therefore particularly aimed at the management teams at crane contractors and companies which often require crane operations,” said Liebherr in the statement.

Apart from finding out more about the benefits of the VarioBase variable support base, ECOmode functions, the new TraXon gearbox and the single-engine concept used on Liebherr mobile cranes, attendees also learnt how to plan crane jobs efficiently using Liebherr’s LICCON job planner.

Uwe Laitenberger, technical trainer at Leibherr’s plant in Ehingen, Germany, who took responsibility for a large proportion of the seminar programme, said: “The increase in economy is often a question of good planning – and it is here that we want to provide our customers with the best possible support.”

The theoretical part of the seminar was supplemented by practical exercises on the cranes. Two Liebherr LTM 1100-5.1 and LTM 1160-5.2 all-terrain cranes, an LRT 1090-2.1 rough-terrain crane and a LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane were provided for this purpose.

According to Liebherr, the feedback from the delegates was a positive one. Petroleum giant Saudi Aramco sent eight of its employees to attend while a testimonial from oil & gas and logistics services company Al-Shuwayer’s Animesh Banerji, manager, Contracts & Projects, said: “The programme covered a very helpful range of topics and was extremely enriching and informative. Learning in a relaxed atmosphere was great.”

Ajanthas Kumarathas, mobile cranes division manager at Saudi Liebherr said: “The feedback from the delegates has encouraged us to organise these seminars on a regular basis in the future to provide our customers with even more support. Our concept to show the added value of Liebherr cranes and their functions to complete jobs even more efficiently and safely proved very popular.”

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