Sarens’ recently opened depot in Slovakia has won its first project: lifting operations on behalf of a local company that produces and assembles precast concrete elements.

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The client, Vahostav-SK-Prefa, offers a range of precast concrete products for the construction of civil engineering structures, from foundation pockets and columns to outer and inner wall elements, loading ramps, and more.

This particular project involved the lifting of precast concrete elements to be used in the extension of a shopping mall in southern Slovakia. The seven-week project commenced in March 2022 and involved Sarens’ 80-tonne capacity LTM 1080 crane.

Sarens has so far established contact with major players in the civil construction field, and will be vying for an important bridge column construction project in northern Slovakia in the near future.

“Sarens’ expertise in chemical, civil, and general industry sectors will prove beneficial for the region, where I see considerable growth opportunities,” said Jan Mišurda, country manager for the Czech Republic.

The depot is also focusing heavily on Slovakia’s chemical industry. Growth in these areas is influenced largely by Slovakia’s strong automotive and electronics sectors, which serve as constant, high-capacity clients for various companies in the chemical and plastics industries.