Gantrex SRL

HVG Law advised Gantrex SRL on the acquisition of all shares in Liftcom B.V.


This acquisition is the second for Gantrex in their Port Crane Services (PCS) activity. Integrating Liftcom will allow to reinforcement of Gantrex’ position in the Dutch market and in Europe’s leading port in Rotterdam, a port with over 100 ship-to-shore cranes and 300-yard cranes spread over multiple terminals.



Founded in 1971, with corporate headquarters in Belgium and with regional offices in USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, China, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Mexico, and the UAE, Gantrex is the global market leader in production, distribution, installation and maintenance of high-quality crane rail solutions. The Group’s products are used in many different applications and end-markets including ports, shipyards, steel mills, aluminium smelters, railway depots and heavy industries. Since 2015, Argos Wityu has been the majority shareholder of Gantrex supporting its strong growth.



Liftcom was founded by Jethro Van Eersel over 15 years ago in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The company has grown into a leading PCS company with customers reaching far outside the Dutch borders. Today, Liftcom mainly focuses on inspecting, maintaining, repairing and moving of new and operational port equipment. Their highly experienced team of engineers carry out load testing, periodic inspections, life cycle analyses, accident recovery and refurbishments of port equipment on a daily basis

"This transaction perfectly reflects Gantrex’ intercontinental buy & build strategy activity pursuing the creation of a global network of Port Crane Services hubs."

Joram van den Berg

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