30 years ago, the first SCHEUERLE SPMT was developed and delivered to a company that is today the world’s leading provider of heavy transport and lifting – Mammoet in the Netherlands.In this 30-year period, SPMT has written transportation history.
The management of SCHEUERLE and Mammoet as well as the management and owners of TII Sales and TII Group met at Pfedelbach to celebrate the 30th birthday of the SCHEUERLE Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT).
In this respect, Mammoet has been the initiator: if the 2,012 axle lines purchased by Mammoet with a total loading capacity of around 100,000 t were coupled together one after the other, then the 330 m high Rose Tower in Dubai – one of the tallest buildings in the world – could be loaded nine times over. Worldwide, more than 8,000 SPMT axle lines from Scheuerle are in regular use, an impressive fleet of vehicles that “moves the world”.
No other transport vehicle has revolutionized the world of heavy transport in such a way as the SPMTfrom SCHEUERLE. Even the product name “SPMT”, the result of joint considerations between Mammoet and SCHEUERLE, has long established itself as the general term used for self propelledmodular transport vehicles of the highest payload class complete with electronic multi-mode steering.Jan Kleijn, CEO of Mammoet, also proudly looks back at what has been achieved together: “Over the years, a very close, partnership-like relationship has developed between SCHEUERLE and Mammoet.As in all areas of life, here too the basis of a good relationship is trust – trust in the technology, product quality, service and technical advice. This has also contributed to the fact that today Mammoet is theworldwide leader in the transportation of heavy loads. In the project phase over 30 years ago, a number of heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers were consulted. We opted here for the most competent partner.”
Jan Klejn, CEO at Mammoet and Otto Rettenmaier, owner of the TII Group, cut the birthday cake for the 30th Birthday of the SCHEUERLE Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT). In the background: Herman Smit, COO at Mammoet and Fabian Weingart, member of the Rettenmaier family.
During the evolution of the SPMT – in the meantime, vehicles of the fourth generation are in use -SCHEUERLE itself has also developed further. As part of the global market leader TII Group, the Pfedelbach-based company belongs to a group of companies that combines 335 years of experience inthe heavy transport sector. This provides a broad portfolio and synergies from procurement through toservice which benefit the customer. “The most important consideration for us is to offer reliable products that meet the needs of our customers,” according to Susanne Rettenmaier, a member of the TII Group management board. “Mammoet shows what can be achieved with our vehicles.”
Mammoet and SCHEUERLE celebrated their joint success on 26.06.2013 in Pfedelbach, the birthplace of the SPMT. Otto Rettenmaier, who acquired SCHEUERLE in 1988 and subsequently integrated the business into his TII Group in 1994, was also present on the occasion of this milestone anniversary.”Today, we look back at a joint success story stretching back over 30 years. This is not only a cause for celebration but also an incentive not to rest on our laurels. Close proximity to the customer will also be our priority in the future”, said the Heilbronn multi-entrepreneur.
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