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  • A traditional company from Saxony-Anhalt

    Kranbau Köthen GmbH is a medium-sized company that specialises in special-purpose, process and automatic cranes. We have been manufacturing complete, customised crane systems for use around the world at our Köthen site in Saxony-Anhalt since we were founded in 1934. We combine traditional company values such as honesty, courtesy and esteem with modern ways of working and thinking, and with an eye to the future. We work as partners and in close cooperation with our customers thanks to our excellent consultation services and solution-based thinking.
Product Portfolio
  • Process cranes for steel production / handling

  • Crane systems for reliable, continuous operation

    Kranbau Koethen process cranes are hoisting devices tailored to the customer's company and its requirements. We design and manufacture these hoisting devices on a customer-by-customer basis at our Köthen plant. Our well-defined quality management structure and careful design of the components ensure excellent crane availability as well as safety and cost-effectiveness — and it is not just our customers from the steel production and handling industries that reap the rewards.

    Process cranes include:

    • Ladle cranes
    • Charging cranes
    • Ladle transport cranes
    • Slab transport / turning cranes
    • Coil transport cranes
    • Gripper cranes
    • Forging cranes
    • Magnetic traverse cranes
    • Automatic cranes
      • References

          • Ladle cranes 500-125/25t x 22,25m - Ilva Taranto

          • Coil transport crane 38t x 31,8m

          • Charging crane 450-150t x 24m - CORUS Staal BV

          • Ladle crane 250-60/10t x 21m - Voest Alpine Stahl Linz

        • Gantry cranes to suit every application

        • Gantry cranes are primarily used outdoors at storage and reloading sites across all industry branches, but are also found in assembly halls and at dockyards.

          Gantry cranes (RMG) for reloading — our range includes:

          • Container gantry cranes
          • Gripper cranes
            • Scrap handling
            • Waste handling
            • Bulk goods — coal, iron ore, slag
          • Magnetic cranes
            • Scrap handling — sorting and loading
            • Coil transport
          • Traverse cranes for
            • Pipe transport
            • Rail transport
            • Container transport
            • Sheet metal transport
          • Gantry cranes with multiple travelling cranes for
            • Transporting manufactured concrete and ferro concrete parts
            • Other large components
          • Wide gantry cranes
            • For moving large components
          • Fully or semi-automated gantry cranes
            • Gantry crane 30-30t x 36m - ArcelorMittal

            • Gantry crane 14t x 40+10+5m - ArcelorMittal

            • Gantry crane 43t x 56,95m

            • Gantry crane 20t x 45+12m

            • Gantry crane 8t x 45+9m

            • Cont. gantry crane 40t x 35+8+8m - Schkopau

            • Cont. Gantry crane 41t x 50+25+18m

            • Cont. Gantry crane 41t x 50+25+18m

          • Special-purpose cranes, special-purpose machines and automatic cranes

          • Special requirements demand specially tailored cranes and individual machines.

            Every technology demands special machinery and reloading equipment. Kranbau Koethen is on hand with a wealth of experience and excellent engineers to play a valuable role in the success of state-of-the-art technological processes.

            We work with a variety of technological fields, including:

            • Steel works
            • Processing plants, treatment plants
            • Shipbuilding, offshore
            • Logistics, trimodal
            • Foundries
            • Power stations

            It is quite often the case that machinery or cranes need to be re-designed to accommodate a specific application.

            Kranbau Koethen is the specialist in special-purpose cranes and machinery, including:

            • Powerhouse cranes for power station construction
            • Gripper cranes for waste incineration plants
            • Special-purpose cranes for dockyards and floating docks
            • Goliath cranes for shipbuilding and offshore applications
            • Ram cranes
            • Slag transport cranes
            • Mandrel cranes for coil transport
            • Gripper cranes and magnetic cranes for transporting slabs, coils, sheet metal
            • Manipulator cranes
            • Revolving gantry cranes
            • Ladle transport cars

            In addition to building special-purpose cranes and special machines, we offer customised automation solutions for reloading and storage

            The benefits of crane automation are clear to see: Increased customer productivity, reduced damage, less wear, lower costs, improved standard of quality thanks to automated processes, time savings and less space required.

            Working with its affiliated companies and partners, Kranbau Koethen delivers the complete system from a single source. We do not just design the crane, but we also plan storage area management, in other words, the link to a computer system. This includes drive control, safety technology for securing areas and order processing for storage and shipping.

            Our full-service packages are designed to prevent unnecessary interfaces between the automation levels. The solution from a single source — complete, safe, automatic!

            Examples of industry-specific automated solutions:

            • Automated coil storage
            • Automated coil transport including cooling bath and storage management
            • Automated annealing system for coils
            • Storage area management for storing slabs
            • Production accounting using weighing technology and ERP connection
              • References

                  • Automatic crane 50-28t x 32,8m - Bilstein Group

                  • Crane 600t(300+300/50) x 55m - Cuxhaven Steel

                  • Manipulator crane 50t x 10m - Stahlwerk Bous GmbH

                • Components / load-carrying equipment

                • Components / load-carrying equipment

                  Individual assemblies make your hoisting device quicker and stronger

                  Components are manufactured at our Köthen site to meet specific customer requirements. In addition to ensuring quality, production in one place means we can also be flexible in responding to changing product requirements.

                  Components/load-carrying equipment include:

                  • Travelling cranes in all special designs
                  • Complete crane bridges
                  • Slat hooks and universal joints
                  • Hoisting drums for all common standards
                  • Load-carrying equipment
                    • Ladle traverses with weighing technology, rotating lower section
                    • Magnetic traverses
                    • Slab turning traverses (patented)
                    • Hook blocks, normal/rope-tensioned/with weighing technology/rotating hook
                    • Trap bucket for transporting bulk cargo
                    • Intermediate suspension gear / traverses
                    • Safety catch sensor system for retrofitting
                    • Examples

                        • Laminated hooks - for process cranes

                        • Rope drums - in different sizes

                        • Shipment components - at Kranbau Koethen