MYCRANE, a global business-to-business (B2B) platform, has been launched to disrupt and simplify the process of crane rental procurement. The site has been developed by entrepreneur and industry professional Andrei Geikalo, a former commercial director at Mammoet Russia, and allows users to submit details of their lifting requirements in order to receive personalised quotes from a range of registered crane providers.
Besides the lifting services search, the platform also offers a number of other tools for the crane industry, including a Marketplace and support services such as engineering and legal consultancy.
“MYCRANE was born out of the desire to change the existing outdated and inconvenient methods of procuring crane services, and to make life easier for those who require lifting services,” says Geikalo
"At present, crane rental is a manual, old-fashioned process that takes far too much time. In launching the service, we have combined the latest digital technology with our long industry experience. I have personally been involved in countless heavy cargo and lifting projects, so I know only too well how useful our service will prove to be,” he added.
He went on to say that “with MYCRANE, there are no more phone calls or unclear quotations to decipher - just easy-to-understand quotes delivered direct to your inbox. And when you need to change your quote, simply amend your online request at the MYCRANE website and our equipment providers will be back in touch.”
The MYCRANE service, which is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, operates on a franchise model and welcomes enquiries from industry professionals who may be interested in operating the MYCRANE service in their home country.
MYCRANE’s future expansion opportunities
As well as a lifting services search, there are plans to introduce an online Marketplace to advertise used equipment, rigging equipment, spare parts and auxiliaries, and career vacancies, while a news portal will allow users to stay up to date with the latest industry developments.
Taking over two years to develop, MYCRANE removes the need for users to contact multiple equipment providers. Instead, users are requested to complete an online request form which has been carefully designed to ensure they receive directly comparable quotations.
The platform is suitable for cranes between 6 and 750 tonnes capacity. Crawler, mobile, and tower cranes can all be requested on the site. In addition, the team is intensively working on adding new crane types, such as fast assemble tower cranes, gantry cranes, mini cranes, and others.
MYCRANE is already operational in Russia and will soon be launched in key international markets including the United States, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.
Additional features will be offered in the future, Geikalo says, including engineering and design services, and legal support.
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