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MSG Krandienst Receives Demag® AC 700-9 and AC 500-8 All-Terrain Cranes


ZWEIBRÜCKEN, August 19, 2016 – Tried-and-true, state-of-the-art technology – MSG Krandienst GmbH expects no more and no less from its cranes. This is why the Kehl-based company recently decided to acquire a Demag® AC 700-9 all-terrain crane: “Although these cranes have been in production for a while now, they really are at the cutting edge of technology. They combine sophisticated and reliable engineering with a variety of technical advantages,” says General Manager Alfred Jatz when explaining the purchase decision.

These advantages include, for instance, a long boom that makes the AC 700-9 perfect for a broad range of applications, as well as short setup and disassembly times that benefit from the fact that the crane is self-rigging to a large extent. “In many cases, this eliminates the need for an assist crane and the costs associated with that,” explains Company Officer Björn Jatz, who picked up the AC 700-9 in Zweibrücken together with the company’s general manager, a crane operator, and several employees. The crane was handed over by Sales Manager Michael Zieger, Senior Manager of Germany Sales Matthias Mayer, Location Manager Klaus Beulker, and VP of EMEAR Sales & Customer Support Carsten von der Geest.


Full equipment package included

When ordering the Demag AC 700-9, MSG decided on the full equipment package, which among other options comes with a central jack leg: “Since we’ll be using this powerful crane primarily for heavy-load lifts involved in port handling operations and industrial projects, the central jack leg will be indispensable, as it will ensure that the crane will have the maximum level of stability possible,” explains Alfred Jatz. In fact, the crane already needed its central jack leg for its first project, in which it was used to lift a lock gate near Strasbourg.


MSG has since paid a second visit to Zweibrücken to receive another Demag crane: a new AC 500-8 all terrain crane, which was handed over at the beginning of August. The Kehl-based crane service provider also found this model to be absolutely compelling: “With its carrier length of 17.15 meters, the AC 500-8 is the most compact 8-axle crane of its class, and yet it features an enormous system length of up to 154.8 meters.”

When it comes to its 12-tonne axle load version, the AC 500-8 is the only crane of its class in which the basic machine is self-rigging. An assist crane is not needed for setup, which is a crucial advantage in an industry that constantly requires cost reductions due to pricing pressure. In fact, Björn Jatz says that this critical advantage was the main reason for the company’s purchase decision.

It is worth mentioning that the company is happy that the cranes from Zweibrücken are bearing the Demag name again. “The Demag brand stands for top-of-the-line quality, and we all have fond memories of it. That is why it is great news that the products from Zweibrücken are now continuing with the tradition”.


About MSG Krandienst GmbH

For more than 25 years, customers with heavy load lifting projects have relied on MSG Krandienst GmbH to take the weight off their shoulders.

The company offers its customers crane rental, heavy haulage, and project logistics services.

The area in which it primarily operates is the tri-border area between Karlsruhe and Weil am Rhein in Germany and Alsace and Franche-Comté in France.

In the last few years, MSG has consistently invested in mobile cranes with lifting capacities within a range of 200 to 750 tonnes, which, together with its know-how and the rest of its fleet and services, make the company the ideal choice for customers in Southern Germany and France. More specifically, customers can rest assured knowing that they will be able to rely not only on experienced and highly trained and qualified personnel, but on state-of-the-art equipment as well.


About Terex


Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website ( and Facebook page ( to make information available to its investors and the market.


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