History MUNCK AS (Norway)
IT STARTED IN 1924...
Sverre Munck - founder of Munck Cranes.
The Company Sverre Munck A/S was founded on 25th October 1924 by Mr. Sverre Munck.
He was educated as an electrical engineer from the University of Trondheim, Norway.
The company initially started as a trading company with products ranging from fuses and light bulbs to escalators, elevators and electric wire rope hoists, latter being of foreign make.
The first Munck manufacturing plant was completed in 1946, and the number of employers increased rapidly from 30 to 300 people. This mainly as a result of an order for 18 units of trolley buses for Bergen Sporveier, - the local bus company, but also orders from several other bus companies in Norway. During this time, the first Munck electric wire rope hoist was designed, and full production commenced, involving hoists and industrial cranes for all major types of industry on shore as well as onboard ships.
The Munck Company has been a pioneer within the Norwegian export industry. The very first Munck hoist for export was shipped to Sweden in 1948, and the same year also to England. Thereafter the export to very many oversea markets picked up rapidly.
Later, in the 50's and 60's, subsidiary companies were established in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden and Belgium. Further, a network of agents were established in other parts of the world, still today Munck is working very close with many of these companies, although being managed by local owners.
About Munck Cranes USA Inc.
"Your Service & New Equipment Specialists"
Munck Cranes USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Munck Cranes Inc. since 1991. We currently serve all of North America, as well as parts of South America, Mexico and the Middle East.
Munck Cranes USA Inc. sets itself apart by implementing new standards in the Crane Service and Sales Industry through the development of solutions that meet and exceed your expectations.
We ensure that safety is a component of your system and that uptime is our focus to make you productive. Our goal is to continue to be leaders in the industry by taking on challenges and turning them into opportunities. The evolution of our business depends on continuously improving the service we provide to the end user, our customer.
We are able to provide turnkey material handling solutions through our expertise which starts at the grass roots of our company and expands throughout our organization. We are able to make recommendations from the most economical solutions to custom engineered systems designed to suit any application presented.
MCU isn’t your everyday overhead crane and hoisting company. We have more to offer than just standard catalogue cranes as we are able to design and manufacture material handling equipment that perfectly suits your requirements. Our equipment will make your process more efficient and safer whether you’re moving material along the floor of a facility or overhead.
Our team is dedicated to putting in the time and work upfront in order to completely understand your requirements and application. Before you make the decision to invest in our equipment; we will do our due diligence to ensure that you are getting the proper product for your company’s specific application.
From advanced cranes involving specialized design to standard lifting systems; our company is capable and well suited to take care of all your lifting and handling needs. All of our products whether it be cranes or transfer cars come with a wide variety of options, capabilities, and accessories. We are capable of taking standard cranes and creating cost-effective solutions that are both versatile and ideal for any type of application.
As a standard, we provide a support system and a crane service team that is highly knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. Whether we are designing a new warehouse crane or servicing an existing piece of lifting equipment; you can be sure that we’ll have your best interest and needs in mind.
About Munck Cranes Inc.
"Your Service & New Equipment Specialists"
Munck Cranes Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated company and an independent licensee of Munck Cranes AS. We have been manufacturing quality Canadian built material handling equipment out of our offices in Stoney Creek, Ontario since 1983.