Dubai-based MYCRANE, the world’s first digital platform for the search and selection of cranes has opened an exclusive pan-India franchise amid plans of global expansion.
The free-to-use MYCRANE service will be operated in India by Mumbai-based Sahil Freight Express, a company established in 1986 with extensive experience in the freight and logistics sector.
MYCRANE enables its customers to submit details of their lifting requirements in order to receive personalized quotes from a range of registered crane providers. The platform also offers a marketplace and support services such as engineering and legal consultancy.
As an exclusive distributor for France-based Scheuerle’s modular vehicles in the past, Sahil was responsible for introducing the manufacturer’s globally-renowned self-propelled transporters (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 first in India to introduce the concept of NVOCC/ LCL (less-than-container-load) consolidation as a freight forwarding service.
“India has one of the fastest digitizing 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 India.”
The franchise partnership agreement was signed at Expo 2020 Dubai by MYCRANE founder and director Mr. Andrei Geikalo and Mr. Suhail Shaikh, the chairman and managing director of Sahil Freight Express.
In India, the crane market is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Demand for cranes is being driven by the continual construction of roads and metro railroads, as well as the routine maintenance and upgrading of oil refineries, cement factories, and power plants.
Mr. Shaikh said that “MYCRANE 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.”