Imperial prepares for a multi-million dollar package of Sany crawler and rough terrain cranes, five new Tadano rough terrains and a new 600 ton Liebherr. This year Imperial is continuing with their trend of growth and expansion. While steadily adding locations throughout the United States and increasing their fleet, they have focused on several areas on construction, including refinery and industrial projects.
Imperial felt that it was the right time to make a substantial commitment to the Sany product line. With Imperial’s forecast of an upbeat crane rental and sales market beginning this year and Sany’s long term commitment to the North American crane market, Imperial felt confident in their positioning for long term growth.
They are expecting the arrival of their initial order in February: two 40 ton rough terrains, six 65 ton rough terrains, and a 110 ton and 220 ton crawler. Currently, one of the crawlers is scheduled for long term work in a nuclear facility, while several of the rough terrains are committed to pending work. As Imperial forecasts a large potential with this product line, they have an option on an additional 20 rough terrain and crawler cranes for rental or new equipment sales.
In addition to their Sany package, Imperial strategically purchased a 600 ton Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 intended to handle Imperial’s industrial heavy lift work throughout the country. Imperial is one of only a few companies in North America with a crane of this capacity. Imperial’s most recent work in Port Lavaca, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri shows Imperial’s success in entering and expanding into new markets. Rounding out our 2012 new crane stock order purchase will be the addition of five new Tadano rough terrain cranes ranging in size from 55 to 100 ton size cranes.