METS Trade 2016

15, 16 and 17 November the METS trade in Amsterdam RAI

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Drijvend botenhuis

Succesvolle overdracht aan; David Hart Groep te Schiedam.
In opdracht van DHG is het drijvend botenhuis met bootlift gebouwd welke dienst doet als total station voor een Wally Tender.
Het botenhuis is van alle gemakken voorzien, eveneens bestaat de mogelijkheid om Jetski's onafhankelijk te hijsen.

Het bouwwerk is compleet geassembleerd in de fabriek om vervolgens middels een drijvend ponton naar Schiedam vervoerd te worden. Aan de kade tegenover de Maasboulevard is het bouwwerk gelost middels 1 hijsbeweging. 

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Industrial Lift (140tons self propelled cart)

Industrial Lift is the new brand for optimizing your Industrial Handling need in the factory or customer location.
The machine is executed with a 90º steering system and lifting stroke in the wheel group.

Click here for watching the 2016 BAUMA machine and it's compact features!

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NG Shiplift BV en de Dageraad.

Recentelijke overdracht in Lauwersoog, the Netherlands.

Next Generation Shiplift BV heeft in Mei 2016 deze 220tons Travel Lift met onder andere een 90º stuursysteem in gebruik genomen.
Dit totaal concept in Lauwersoog zorgt ervoor dat kleine maar ook grote schepen veilige en eenvoudige voor U gehesen kunnen worden. Meer informatie over de scheepswerf en mogelijkheden op de website van NG Shipyards

In de takels de Dageraad met een netto gewicht van 248ton.

NG shiplift lifting 248tons

Golden Boatlifts CEO Bill Golden

BY: JEAN GRUSS, EDITOR/LEE-COLLIER (BUSINESS OBSERVER)

December 18, 2015

Bill Golden started his boatlift company in 1996 and projects $15 million in sales this year. Photo by Brian Tietz
Bill Golden's last name seems especially appropriate when you consider his humble roots. 

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As a young welder looking for work, Golden drove from his home in New Jersey to Fort Myers in 1979 towing a welding machine behind his truck. "I came here with a nickel in my pocket," he says.

Today, boat owners from around the globe seek out Golden's boatlifts, the motorized aluminum dockside cradles that gently lift boats out of the corrosive water. Golden Boat Lifts will post revenues of $15 million this year and the North Fort Myers company will grow another 20% next year, he says.

Golden started his company in 1996 and built it without outside investors, reinvesting the profits into the business. New equipment is always on his Santa Claus list. "Every year I try to buy something nice for Christmas," he smiles, patting a newly acquired machine now part of the $1 million in equipment in his 40,000-square-foot facility.

Golden's facility in an industrial park north of the Caloosahatchee River crackles with welders putting together some of the world's most advanced boatlifts. For example, he's building seven giant boatlifts for the government of Qatar that will accommodate 50-foot boats on a floating dock designed and patented by Golden's friend, Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson.
Each lift and floating dock costs $80,000.

With a staff of about 60 people, Golden Boat Lifts manufactures about 2,500 boatlifts a year. About 20% of sales are international, mostly to Europe and the Middle East and Africa. "I've had people sending me hundreds of thousands of dollars without meeting me," says Golden, who ships out of the Port of Miami and is paid up front.

But Golden is a relentless networker. He maintains a grueling travel schedule, promoting the company in at least 20 boat shows a year, huge multi-day affairs in locations as exotic as Dubai. In addition, he takes another 20 trips around the U.S. and overseas to meet face to face with dealers and distributors.

Golden's pricing is easy to figure out: He charges about $1 a pound. So a lift for a 10,000-pound boat costs about $10,000.

Golden started his company in 1996 after working for others with the idea that he could build a better boatlift. "We cater to people who want quality products," says Golden. They already own expensive boats and they don't want them sitting in the water getting corroded, so they're willing to pay for a reputable lift.

Golden has two boat-lift designers on staff and he's engineered his own stainless steel, grease-filled gear boxes that have the torque to lift large boats out of the water. He's sold more than 18,000 gearboxes with zero failures, he says.

The company continues to explore other avenues of growth. For example, it has developed lifts for kayaks and personal watercraft. It's also making dockside tiki huts out of aluminum crafted to look like bamboo and plastic palm fronds that look like the real thing.

Three years ago, the company obtained ISO certification. Considered the holy grail of manufacturing, the rigorous certification ensures consistency, efficiency and quality and is considered essential for international business.

"I know what a good weld is," says Golden, who pays welders as much as $30 an hour and trains his own staff because they're so hard to find and recruit. Senior employees also get rewarded with stock ownership.

Like most of the marine industry, Golden suffered a sales drop during the downturn. Golden cut his staff's salary by 10% during the downturn, but promised to repay them the difference if they could boost efficiency. They did and no one suffered a pay cut in the end, creating employee loyalty. "Now I'm so busy I'm happy to have the guys," he says.

 

Amphibian cart: catamaran launch

Easy and safe handling with the amphibian cart.

See the video here.

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Industrial Lift

Recent geleverde 80tons Motorized Cart, speciaal voor de industrie ontworpen.
Klein, krachtig en zeer wendbaar zijn de kernbegrippen.
More information at the videopage

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Next Generation Shiplift B.V.

Recent artikel in de Groninger krant;

 

De investering in de kadeverlenging in de haven van Lauwersoog – waarvoor vanmiddag het officiële startsein wordt gegeven – leidt al tot een nieuwe klant. Het bedrijf Next Generation Shiplift BV (in oprichting) gaat zich vestigen bij de nieuwe kade om daar onderhoudswerkzaamheden aan te bieden. Het bedrijf investeert hiervoor in een 220 ton zware kraan die diverse schepen uit het water kan takelen. 

 

De kraan wordt getypeerd als grootste schepenlift in Nederland. Initiatiefnemers Hendrikson Holding BV (Onno Nienhuis), en Next Generation Shipyards BV (Albert Keizer) zijn verguld met de aanstaande nieuwe kade. Als de kade over ca. zes maanden klaar is, zullen wij onze nieuwe activiteiten starten. Naast Next Generation Shiplift BV is Hendrikson Holding BV mede-investeerder in Telson BV, het (nieuwe) garnalenpelbedrijf dat momenteel in aanbouw is, eveneens in de haven van Lauwersoog.

Het bassin – gelegen aan de verlengde kade – heeft een lengte van 30 meter en een breedte van 10 meter,  en is geschikt voor schepen tot 50 meter.

Next Generation Shiplift BV wil ook andere bedrijven gaan faciliteren zoals o.a. het C.I.V. Lauwersee (Coöperatieve in en verkoopvereniging Lauwersoog BV) (bron: Groningen Seaports)