Sustainable world premiere for Wagenborg
05 February 2024
Sustainability & Safety

Sustainable world premiere for Wagenborg

On 12 January 2024, Wagenborg Nedlift, via Blue Sky Equipment BV (importer), reached an agreement with China's XCMG for the delivery of the world's first hybrid 60-tonne mobile telescopic crane.

First hybrid 60 tonnes mobile telescopic crane in the world

This XCA60_EV will enable Wagenborg to be the first crane company in the world to serve its customers completely emission-free. Delivery and commissioning of the new sustainable engine is expected to take place this summer.  


With this first hybrid crane, which can lift fully electric, Wagenborg once again puts its sustainability ambitions into practice and is in line with its long-term corporate vision. The market in which Wagenborg Nedlift operates, is also increasingly demanding sustainable machines.  

European standard

As a result, Wagenborg has approached several suppliers with its desire for a mass-produced, CE-certified and TCVT-approved hybrid machine in 2019. XCMG's XCA60_EV, which incorporates a large number of European components, is the only one so far to meet all the requirements of the Western European market. In addition, the crane will be delivered with an EN13000 and an RDW inspection - in short, a world first.

Knowledge and experience

Mr Hu Yuan, EU Sales Manager: "We are extremely satisfied with the development of our XCA60_EV. To build the perfect machine for the European market, we relied on the knowledge and expertise of the Wagenborg people. Without them, it would have been extremely difficult to develop this crane."

"We hope that this crane will be the first in a series.”


As a demonstration crane, the hybrid crane has been tested extensively by Wagenborg last year. Gerard Bastiaansen, Managing Director of Wagenborg Nedlift, says: "This demo crane is far from the final model we have now ordered. Our technical department and operators have had a prominent role in the whole design and production process of the demo crane towards the final XCA60_EV. Sharing all kinds of improvements with our supplier XCMG and Aboma's contribution has resulted in a machine that exceeds our requirements."

"I am particularly proud that Wagenborg is the first crane company in Western Europe to be able to present this completely emission-free crane this summer!”"

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