Brazil-based lifting and cargo handling company Sistermi has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane.


The 250-tonne capacity crane was delivered to Sistermi’s headquarters in Serra, Espírito Santo, earlier this year and almost immediately headed to the port of Vitória, where it assisted in maintenance work.

Manufactured in Germany, the GMK5250XL-1 is the first of its kind to arrive in Brazil and South America, according to Manitowoc.

Aarão Boechat Martins, ceo of Sistermi, said the decision to invest in the crane is part of the company’s strategy of constantly renewing its fleet and staying ahead of market demands.