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MSG receives two Demag AC 160-5 all terrain cranes

ZWEIBRÜCKEN, February 28, 2017 – “The overall design behind the Demag® AC 160-5 shows that every single detail was carefully thought out, which is why the crane is a great addition to the in-demand 160-tonne crane segment,” points out Björn Jatz, Company Officer at Kehl-based crane service provider MSG.

His company ordered two of these cranes from Terex Cranes. Jatz received the first of them from Sales Manager Michael Zieger and Wallerscheid Plant Manager Thorsten Quadflieg in Zweibrücken at the beginning of January.

Jatz and his crane operators were not only sold on the Demag AC 160-5’s outstanding build quality, but also on its crucial design advantages. These include, for instance, a  compact build with a width of only 2.75 meters that has proven to be highly advantageous for projects in the middle of urban areas, for example. This advantage is further enhanced by the fact that the crane’s maximum available lifting capacity can be used at all times thanks to its IC‑1 Plus control system – even when using asymmetricall outrigger settings. Other advantages mentioned by Björn Jatz include the fact that the unit has an impressive boom length of 68 meters despite its compact dimensions and that many of the components in the Demag 5-axle family of products, such as counterweights, main boom extension, and hoist 2, are interchangeable. “This is especially compelling for customers who operate multiple locations,” explains Michael Zieger.

About MSG Krandienst GmbH

For more than 25 years, customers with heavy load lifting projects have relied on MSG Krandienst GmbH to take the weight off their shoulders. The company, which was founded in 1994, employs about 100 highly qualified people. It has locations in Kehl, Kappel-Grafenhausen, and Teningen-Freiburg, as well as a branch office in France, and offers its customers crane rental, heavy haulage, and project logistics services. The area in which it primarily operates is the tri-border area between Karlsruhe and Weil am Rhein in Germany and Alsace and Franche-Comté in France. However, it also has operations throughout all of Germany and France.

In the last few years, MSG has consistently invested in mobile cranes with lifting capacities within a range of 200 to 750 tonnes, putting it in a perfect position to provide state-of-the-art equipment for a variety of projects.

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About Terex

Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website ( and Facebook page ( to make information available to its investors and the market.

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