MYCRANE, the world’s first digital platform for the search and selection of cranes – has announced the appointment of an exclusive pan-India franchisee.
The free-to-use MYCRANE service will
be operated in India by Mumbai-based Sahil Freight Express Pvt Ltd. Established
in 1986, the company has extensive experience in the freight and logistics
As an exclusive distributor for
Scheuerle in the past, Sahil was responsible for introducing the manufacturer’s
globally-renowned SPMTs, modular platform trailers and semi-trailers to the
Indian market. In addition, Sahil has handled a number of heavy lift projects,
and was the pioneer in establishing the concept of NVOCC/ LCL
(less-than-container-load) consolidation as a service provided by freight
forwarders in India.
The franchise partnership agreement was signed at Expo 2020 Dubai, currently taking place in the United Arab Emirates, by MYCRANE founder and director Andrei Geikalo and Suhail Shaikh, the chairman and managing director of Sahil Freight Express Pvt Ltd.
Andrei Geikalo said: “India has one
of the fastest digitising economies in the world, as well as a very positive
outlook for the Indian cranes and construction sector, so we are delighted to
be opening the MYCRANE service in the country.
“In Sahil Freight, we have the right
partners who have a proven track record of introducing new products and
services to the market. I have no doubt MYCRANE will be a big success in
The crane market in India is expected
to grow strongly in the coming years. The ongoing expansion of roads and metro
railways and the routine maintenance and upgrading of oil refineries, cement
and power plants are all driving demand for cranes.
Suhail Shaikh, the chairman and
managing director of Sahil Freight Express Pvt Ltd, comments: “While the crane
market is expected to be very strong in the coming years, it remains a fact
that the majority of the rental equipment market in India is dominated by
smaller, informal players.
“MYCRANE therefore has a huge opportunity to make life easier for those seeking crane rental services, by connecting them with a wide range of reliable equipment providers who have been thoroughly vetted by our team.
“We are excited about the journey
ahead and look forward to getting to work in the Indian market.”
MYCRANE operates on a franchise basis
and enquiries are welcomed from entrepreneurs who are interested in operating
the service in their home markets.
The MYCRANE platform – accessed at
www.my-crane.com – simplifies the process of crane rental procurement, allowing
users to submit details of their lifting requirements in order to receive
personalised quotes from a range of registered crane providers.
Already operational in Russia, the
United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, MYCRANE has been
developed by seasoned industry executive Andrei Geikalo, a former commercial
director at heavy lift specialist Mammoet.
For the first time, customers of the
platform can simply and quickly request a crawler, mobile or tower crane
without having to rely on manual processes, such as calling suppliers or making
multiple offline requests.
The service, operated in countries
around the world by a network of local franchisees supported by MYCRANE’s head
office team in Dubai, offers cranes with a capacity of between 6 and 750
Drawing on the management team’s
experience in the industry, the innovative MYCRANE platform has been carefully
designed to ensure ease of use, and that the quotes generated are directly
comparable. Registration is free for both users and equipment rental companies.
Besides the lifting services search,
MYCRANE offers a number of other tools for the crane industry, including a
Marketplace to advertise used equipment, rigging equipment, spare parts and
auxiliaries, plus industry vacancies.
Consultancy services, such as
engineering for heavy lift projects, are offered on a truly independent basis,
meaning clients are presented with a full range of solutions and service
providers from the whole of the market, and the most cost-effective solution.
MYCRANE has also commenced the
testing of a new, universally accessible crane selection tool which will be
offered to the lifting industry at no cost. MYCRANE Selector will allow users
to quickly and easily identify what crane should be used, as well as the
crane’s capacity and optimum configuration.