HS.Marine: the right marine crane for your every need
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
HS.Marine is an Italian Company based in the north of Italy close to Parma. The Company was established by Mr Stefano Forni (Managing Director) and Mr Ermanno Rapacchi (Technical Manager) in 2003. Both of them are engineers with a long experience in the crane market and both are constantly involved in the daily activity of the Company.
The business plan of HS.Marine was based on the observation that the marine crane market was primarily made up using truck designed cranes converted for marine use.
Observing the lifespan of the cranes on the marine market and the costs of the service at sea, they decided that the main issue was reliability, so they decided to develop a specific design for the application and to focus on quality solutions and on the quality of the components.
All crane designs have been specially developed and improved for operation in the marine environment. All structures have been designed to take up heavy lateral forces and to have a low value of elastic deflection under load. All parts have been designed and protected for easy maintenance.
Each crane components and each crane parts are selected and designed for long life.
"We totally understand what downtime means in marine business and the impact of service costs. Our goal is the reliability, therefore we only use components or technical solutions of proven long lifespan" Mr Stefano Forni, Managing Director, HS. Marine
In despite of the recent offshore and marine market crisis, HS.Marine is growing quickly: the main applications are fish farming, tug and workboat, fishing and offshore vessels. In relation to each of these fields, HS.Marine has designed special crane versions, meeting the particular requirements, in order to always provide the best solution.
HS.Marine has a very solid financial status and invest their profits in research and development, continuously improving the product and training the staff. Due to the strong expansion of the last years, HS.Marine is moving soon to a new facility (scheduled for the second half of 2018): 1.000 sqm of offices and 8.000 sqm of workshop is almost ready and will allow a larger production capacity. Furthermore, an additional expansion of 3.000 sqm will be built by the end of 2019.
For more information, visit HS.MARINE at Aquaculture UK 2018 (stand No. 2).
By Laurence Williams