Comercial Fesanco has represented Demag Cranes and Components’ sister company Gottwald Port Technology in the region since its inception in 1988, and will now offer support for Demag Cranes and Components from its newly-acquired workshop in Curauma, Valparaiso.


The firm’s appointment comes as part of the ongoing integration of companies within the Demag Group.


Demag Cranes AG’s COO and management board member Thomas Hagen said: “There is no doubt that Central and South America have developed into one of our high-focus markets. Disproportionate growth in the region underlines its strategic importance for the Demag Cranes Group. We will continue to expand our local business activities accordingly.”


Underlining the group’s renewed focus on the region, Gottwald Port Technology have been awarded the contract to provide a 100t mobile harbour crane to enable Puerto Angamos, in the Chilean mining community of Mejillones, to enable the port to handle Post-Panamax container ships.


Gottwald claims this will be the largest mobile harbour crane for container handling in the Americas, and Comercial Fesanco will offer service support for the new crane from its Antofagasta service station, 60km north of the port.