Kranlyft has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Uplifter’s Glassworker products across the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
Uplifter’s Glassworker products are manufactured in Germany and includes vacuum disc and panel suction units, and complete glass installation machines/robots. Glassworker says it has ambitions to become the market leader in the vacuum lifting gear market. The products can be matched to spider cranes, telehandlers and other lifting equipment, while the largest glazing robot, the GW 625, has 625kg lift capacity and designed to handle triple glazed windows.
The distribution contract was signed by Kranlyft chief executive Jurgen Vater and Uplifter’s joint chief executives Martin Lobinger and Sebastian Bayer.
Vater said: ”As a specialist in providing lifting solutions, we have for a long time searched for great glass lifters to rely on. After a long period of evaluation and a large number of satisﬁed users we have made our choice to strengthen the relationship with Uplifter and its vacuum gear brand. With Glassworker as a part of our portfolio, we can now ensure that our customers handle glass, stone and panels with conﬁdence. High quality in combination with great German engineering has resulted in outstanding products.” .
Sebastian Bayer added: ”The demand for vacuum lifting gear and glass assembly cranes in the last years has grown tremendously with no end in sight. When constructing modern buildings, surfaces of glass are indispensable, and most architects are using glass as the go to material more and more. The size and weight of each single glass piece for assembly are getting bigger and heavier and can thus not be handled by hand anymore. We are very proud to announce that Kranlyft group is our exclusive partner for both Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. For many years we have known the company very well, and we look forward to further strengthen our cooperation going forward.”
The expansion is part of Kranlyft's plans to oﬀer a wider range of products to its customers. The company also distributes Maeda mini cranes, Magni Telescopic Handlers and Klaas aluminium truck and trailer cranes.