Spreader manufacturer Bromma, part of Cargotec through the Kalmar BU but with traditional strong third party sales to other OEMs as well as end-users, has reported an uptick in sales and orders in H1 2018 compared to H1 2017
Strong order intake, in line with signals from other industry sources, signals a positive outlook for the future, stated the company, adding that its market position has been maintained at a very high level in general, but with geographical variations.
The North American market has continued to be strong and in this market Bromma is defending a very high market share. Asia Pacific is the other region where order intake is running significantly higher than last year and is exceeding Bromma’s own expectations.
“It is obvious that there is a level of optimism in the industry today," said Lars Meurling, Bromma’s Marketing Director. "I hear it in conferences I have attended recently, I read it in available market data and I see it in our order intake.
“The replacement market is starting to contribute significantly to the orders and the available market for us. We have been forecasting this for some time now and are well prepared to support our customers when the need arises."
Larger orders received in H1 2018 include:
Bromma adds that interest for upgrades of existing equipment is steadily increasing as the demand for performance and safety increases. The most frequently requested performance and safety upgrades include new control system technologies, twin-twenty detection system, height indication system, twistlock-based VGM weighing system and serial crane communication.