KUHNEZUG AG Middle East LLC, a pioneer name in the field of Cranes Manufacturing and Services, with registered office in Dubai and Manufacturing facility at Ajman, is a joint venture of KUHNEZUG-German Cranes Company, Hamburg a legend of Crane Engineering since 1961.
KUHNEZUG AG Middle East LLC, Dubai, supplements the corporate vision to serve the region of Middle East and Africa. Equipped with highly experienced and competent technicians to carry out the application and recommend economical solution to the requirement.
KÜHNEZUG, an owner-managed company, has spent over 50 years specializing in the production of high-quality, advanced crane installations and components. We manufacture overhead cranes, gantry cranes and pillar jib cranes, as well as crane components for load capacities from 0.5 ton to 630 ton.
The quality of our cranes has spread our reputation far beyond the boundaries of Europe. Customers around the world value our services and business advantages of our crane systems.
Kuhnezug works with a strategy, precisely from site inspection. We provide the best solutions on engineering designs and installations. Whether it is a new crane or an upgrade, our team is competent to meet the projects before deadline.
We are convinced that an ongoing partnership is highly important for such a long-term investment. Our service teams will thus work with you actively throughout the whole lifetime of your crane system.
In 1960, Manfred Böttcher founded the KÜHNEZUG Handelsgesellschaft mbH, which was later renamed KÜHNEZUG Hebezeuge GmbH in 1961, now headquartered in Hamburg-Billstedt. In 1965, KÜHNEZUG Kran- und Containerbau GmbH in Quickborn (Schleswig-Holstein) started its own production. Employing a workforce of about 20, this company manufactured electric hoists, among other products.
Even then, KÜHNEZUG had brought numerous innovations to the crane industry. For example, KÜHNEZUG electric hoists were manufactured according to a new design starting in 1965. By 1968, KÜHNEZUG was already using high-strength polymer wheels. In comparison with steel wheels, polymer ensures particularly quiet running characteristics, offers significantly better friction values and a long service life, and moreover reduce weight and therefore the all-important wheel pressure. By eliminating the usual track flange on the wheels and using rolls for lateral guiding, they are also gentler on the runway rails.
Consideration of how the main girders of bridge gantry cranes could be manufactured more easily resulted in the idea of an oval girder. The first tests of this revolutionary idea took place in 1970. Instead of building box girders using time-consuming and costly welding work, oval-shaped main girders would be used. By January 1974, KÜHNEZUG's new production facilities in Northern Germany were devoted entirely to the production and further development of this novel design, while the newly founded KÜHNEZUG Fördertechnik GmbH headquartered in Hamburg Lemsahl-Mellingstedt handled sales.
The patent version of OVALplus* single oval girder overhead crane provides numerous advantages over traditional box girder cranes. The high stability of this structure permits up to 30 percent higher load capacity with the same intrinsic weight.
Jan Böttcher, after obtaining a diploma in economic engineering, took over management of the company from his father in 1992. Since then, KÜHNEZUG has been a second-generation owner-managed company and has made a name for itself worldwide for high-quality, innovative products.