Strengthened demand enables Kranpunkten to increase climate investments

An increased demand from, above all, large projects is driving the conversion of the rental fleet to more eco-friendly units. Kranpunkten is now ordering 250 electric scissor lifts in an additional investment.

Kranpunkten’s investment plan for 2021 initially comprises over 200 units; boom and scissor lifts, truck-mounted aerial working platforms as well as telescopic handlers – most of which are with electric or hybrid operation. Demand for lifting equipment for construction and industry, in both small and large projects, has been stable during the pandemic year 2020 and during the spring of 2021 strengthened further. It is now a fact that Kranpunkten is expanding its investment plan with another 250 electric scissor lifts. It is above all deliveries to a number of large construction projects where Kranpunkten is on site with Function Pool operations that contribute to an increased need for machines.

The Function Pool concept means that Kranpunkten takes a greater holistic approach to the workplace and handles several functions for the customer. Kranpunkten ensures that the right machines are in place at the right time while the customer is relieved from coordination of logistics, service and support functions. In some phases of more extensive projects, the need for a large number of units of the same type may become particularly apparent.

– In the projects, we now see a growing need for smaller units for interior jobs and therefore we expand our fleet of electric scissor lifts further. These machines are quiet and without emissions, which is what is in demand when the projects have reached the indoor phase, says Rikard Jönsson, Purchasing Manager at Kranpunkten.

The increase in demand is driving the conversion of Kranpunkten’s rental fleet as the proportion of new and fully electric machines with a low environmental impact increases. At present, 83% of the units have electric power, either as the sole power source or as a hybrid in combination with fossil-free fuel.

Deliveries of this year’s investments will take place continuously until the autumn, and Kranpunkten will then have expanded its fleet to more than 4,000 units.

For further information contact:
Rikard Jönsson, Purchasing Manager Kranpunkten , +46 431-44 54 59, rikard.jonsson@kranpunkten.se
Karin Peterson, Press contact Kranpunkten , +46 431-44 51 57, karin.peterson@kranpunkten.se

About Kranpunkten
Kranpunkten in Sweden is a fullservice provider of rental lifting equipment for construction and industry, with depots in Förslöv, Uppsala, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden. The company employs 100 members of staff and operates a rental fleet of 3,700 lift and access machines. Through our core values competence, efficiency, personal and safety, we strive to become the leading specialist in rental lifting equipment in Sweden.

The environmental parts of Kranpunkten’s sustainability work include measures to reduce emissions from machinery and transport, to phase out substances that are hazardous to the environment and health, and to reduce energy consumption and the amount of waste. With long-term strategic plans and short-term operational plans , the aim is for the business to be completely climate-neutral.

Kranpunkten continues investing sustainable

While maintaining demand, despite the pandemic, Kranpunkten is able to take further steps towards a completely climate-neutral operation. In the investments for 2021, there are over 200 units where most of the machines have electric or hybrid operation that entails a smaller climate footprint. 

The Corona pandemic have so far had relatively limited impact on Kranpunkten’s rental business. Demand for lifting equipment for construction and industry, in both small and large projects, has been stable during the past year. While maintaining profitability and continued financial stability, the conditions for driving Kranpunkten’s sustainability work forward are very favorable.

The investment plan for 2021 includes over 200 machines; boom and scissor lifts, truck-mounted aerial working platforms as well as telescopic handlers. The investments, which can now be carried out in its entirety, is part of a long-term, green strategy.

– It is extra gratifying that we can continue according to plan despite the pandemic and maintain a strong focus on purchasing machines that create as low an environmental impact as possible. Most of the machines are powered by electricity or are hybrids. Of those that are only available with internal combustion engines, the majority are of emission standard Euro 6 and will be refueled with the fossil-free diesel HVO100. The first deliveries are already in place and the rest will continue to arrive during the first six months of 2021, says Rikard Jönsson , Purchasing Manager at Kranpunkten.

The environmental parts of Kranpunkten’s sustainability work include measures to reduce emissions from machinery and transport, to phase out substances that are hazardous to the environment and health, and to reduce energy consumption and the amount of waste. With long-term strategic plans and short-term operational plans , the aim is for the business to be completely climate-neutral.

– How fast the conversion can take place also depends on the pace at which society changes and new technology becomes available . Our customers’ environmental and business demands on us become demands on our machine suppliers. That is why we have a close dialogue with a few carefully selected machine suppliers who share our values and together we work for more environmentally sustainable machines, Rikard Jönsson continues.

For further information contact:
Rikard Jönsson, Purchasing Manager Kranpunkten , +46 431-44 54 50, rikard.jonsson@kranpunkten.se
Karin Peterson, Press contact Kranpunkten , +46 431-44 51 57, karin.peterson@kranpunkten.se

About Kranpunkten
Kranpunkten in Båstad AB is a fullservice provider of rental lifting equipment for construction and industry, with depots in Förslöv, Uppsala, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden. The company employs 100 members of staff and operates a rental fleet of 3,700 lift and access machines. Through our core values competence, efficiency, personal and safety, we strive to become the leading specialist in rental lifting equipment in the Nordic countries.

Of the 3,700 machines, 83% currently have electric power, either as the sole power source or as a hybrid in combination with fuel. Since the turn of the year 2019-2020, the fossil-free fuel HVO100 has been used for the machines where this is possible, an effort that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from these machines by up to 90%.

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Since the situation is still unchanged, the same conditions apply to our different training courses. Therefore, we extend our break with training programs until the Swedish authorities issue new directives regarding Corona (Covid-19) in our country.

We hope you will understand this decision and wish you a warm welcome to us at training when the situation looks better. We will then return with suggestions for new course dates as soon as possible.

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Sustainability in focus when Kranpunkten makes investment

As part of Kranpunkten’s green strategy, the company prioritizes investments in vehicles and machines that contribute to creating a sustainable rental fleet with the least possible climate impact. In this year’s deliveries of new replacement vehicles about 20 new truck-mounted platforms are noted with emission class Euro 6 and ready to be fuelled with the fossil free renewable diesel HVO100.

Since before, a conversion of existing rental fleet is underway to more hybrid and electric rental machines and renewable fuels. Within transporting, measures are also being taken to reduce volumes through transport optimization, co-loading and increased digitalisation.

– We are constantly working to replace older machines and vehicles to models that meet the market’s environmental and business requirements. With the new truck-mounted platforms we increase the proportion of vehicles with emission class Euro 6 and receive the latest technology in internal combustion engines. The truck-mounted platforms will also be powered by fossil free fuel, in accordance with our previous decision that all diesel-powered machines and vehicles should be refueled with HVO100, says Kranpunkten’s purchasing manager Rikard Jönsson.

Most of the new truck-mounted platforms come from Ruthmann. Among the models are the new TB 300 with a working height of 30 meters and a range of 17.10 meters. A smaller number of Versalift ET 32, are also included in the delivery. These are four-wheel drive vehicles and suitable for line work.

Of the approximately 20 truck-mounted platforms, 6 have already reached Kranpunkten depots in Gothenburg and Stockholm. Remaining units will be delivered to the depots until September.

Kranpunkten converts to fossil free HVO100

Kranpunkten’s sustainability work includes a number of clear goals and efforts to reduce the climate impact of the business. As a measure, the company has decided that all diesel powered machines and vehicles should be refueled with the fossil free diesel HVO100.

In Kranpunkten’s rental fleet of 3,500 units, the proportion of electricity and hybrid driven machines is over 80%, which is a result of an early and conscious strategy where environmental and business requirements from customers have been of great importance. The strategy also includes a conversion to alternative fuels for the diesel-powered part.

– Now we take further action by switching to a renewable and fossil free fuel. Compared to regular diesel, this means a significant reduction in our carbon dioxide emissions, says Petra Lampa, Sustainability Manager at Kranpunkten.

The fleets carbon dioxide emissions via ordinary diesel are one of the important environmental aspects for the company. With HVO100 as the fuel, the emissions volume is estimated to decrease by 82% within this area.

The company’s service cars started refueling with the HVO100 as early as the fall of 2019. The conversion of other diesel-powered vehicles and machines to the fossil free diesel is estimated to take one year. Factors that affect are the availability of the fuel itself and the clearance of certain machine and vehicle suppliers.

About HVO100
HVO100 is a 100% renewable and fossil free diesel fuel that can reduce the climate impact by up to 90% compared to fossil diesel. The propellant is a chemical copy of a regular diesel but with a slightly lower density. The environmental and climate performance of the HVO100 depends on the raw material used in the production. HVO can be manufactured from different raw materials and the raw material mix used depends on the product and fuel supplier.

For further information contact:
Petra Lampa, Sustainability Manager, Kranpunkten, +46 431- 44 54 50, petra.lampa@kranpunkten.se
Karin Peterson, Press contact, Kranpunkten, +46 431-44 51 57, karin.peterson@kranpunkten.se

» Read more about Kranpunkten’s sustainability work

Investments!

During 2018 Kranpunkten will invest 80 million SEK in 200 new machines.

It´s mostly Geniemachines and many of the them are already delivered to our depots.

New Seller

We are looking for new sellers in the Southern Region. Are you interested in learning more about this position please contact Thomas Eriksson at 070-609 70 65 or email thomas.eriksson@kranpunkten.se

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT

Kranpunkten in Gothenburg looking for tenant for industrial building. Size of the premises is 615 square meters and car wash with oil separator, office space, living room with kitchen, staff rooms with changing facilities, toilet and shower.
The address is Tuvevägen 37, 417 05 Gothenburg, Sweden.
Possibility to rent additional adjoining 660 sqm
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