A Kobleco SL6000 erects a wind tower base section.

A Kobleco SL6000 erects a wind tower base section.

Crane and specialized transport specialist Bigge Crane and Rigging, headquartered in San Leandro, California, USA, is opening a branch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The company is also forming a partnership with crawler crane manufacturer Kobelco to meet Latin American customer needs.

"We've sold 200 cranes in this market [Brazil]," Weston Settlemier, Bigge president, told IC sister title American Cranes & Transport. "We think there's great opportunity for crawlers in this country. We now form a complete package."

Jack Fendrick, president, Kobelco Cranes, North America, told ACT that the partnership will allow Kobelco to provide the best support for the Brazilian market.

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