The Franna Story

With a rich heritage of design and engineering excellence, Franna are the leading manufacturer of pick and carry cranes. For over 40 years we have dominated the Australian market and today our products are sold across the globe.
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Historical Overview

  • 1978 - Dave Francis develops the very first pick and carry crane from truck components.
  • 1983 - Business sold to Lou Parolin and Brian Hain who later form Franna Cranes Pty Ltd
  • 1999 - Franna is acquired by Terex Corporation

Interesting Facts

  • Franna stands for “Francis and Anna” which is the name of the company founder and his daughter.
  • Craig Hain, son of the late Brian Hain continues to represent the Franna brand in Australia today.
  • Franna cranes can be found working in over 30 countries