MyCrane has appointed franchise holders in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Qatar.
In the UK and Ireland, MyCrane will be led by managing director Mike Bryant – a former sales manager at ALE, which was acquired by Mammoet in 2020, who went on to work a deugro and DB Schenker in project management and business development roles. He will be joined by Peter Edwards and Luke King as franchise partners, who have worked as publishers in the heavy lift and breakbulk sector for the last 15 years.
In Qatar, MyCrane will be owned and operated by Ant Dynamics, a Doha-based provider of heavy lift and transportation engineering services. Managing director Kamal Kassab has over 18 years of experience in the heavy lift sector, working on major projects for the construction of oil and gas plants, civil works and football stadiums.
The franchisees will be responsible for providing the full range of MyCrane services, which includes an online crane rental platform, a marketplace and support for engineering and site surveys.
The appointment of franchisees in the UK and Ireland marks MyCrane’s expansion into the European market. MyCrane founder and ceo Andrei Geikalo said: “Entering the European market is an exciting moment for MyCrane, which will soon be operational in three more important countries.
“With its burgeoning renewables sector, the UK will see a huge requirement for cranes of all sizes up to the 750-tonne class – not only for installation, but also for component movements, offloads and storage. Besides renewables, there is a growing nuclear sector and infrastructure projects such as HS2 and the Liverpool dock expansion.”
He added: “Similarly, we are delighted to welcome our new partner for Qatar, which remains one of the fastest growing global construction markets, owing to the vast number of infrastructure, housing, rail and many other projects currently underway.”