New members – an introduction


Hoeflon joined ESTA as an affiliate member.

Based in Barneveld in the Netherlands, Hoeflon designs, builds and sells spider cranes variously known as compact cranes, mini-cranes or mini-crawlers.

The company built and delivered its first spider crane in 2006. It has been growing steadily ever since. Today, Hoeflon has a dealer network of almost 25 companies in 20 countries.

Transportes y Grúas Aguado is ESTA’s new Special Member from Spain.

A family company with almost five hundred employees, it was started in 1982, initially working mostly in and around Madrid before expanding in Malaga and Algeciras and later more widely across the whole country with the offices in Soria, Pamplona and Bilbao.

Today, the company works throughout Europe – mainly in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and France – and also in Mexico, Colombia, Perú, Chile and South Africa. It runs a fleet of around 180 cranes along with 60 lines of SPMTs and conventional and special transport equipment plus a heavy load railway wagon.

Matrax joined ESTA as an affiliate member.

Matrax is a specialized dealer within exceptional transport. They offer the right special transport solution for every problem and in every industry.

Matrax is the first and only cooperation partner in the Benelux to market the new vehicles of the German brand Goldhofer. Goldhofer is a global, major player in the field of exceptional transport equipment. But in addition to Goldhofer, Matrax also sells, rents and leases vehicles of other brands within exceptional transport.

ASA France joined ESTA as an affiliate member.

ASA France are project cargo and resource management experts. By implementing aeronautical principles into other industries, ASA aims to reduce inefficiency from processes, enhance performance and build sustainable relationships.

Greiner Heavy Engineering joined ESTA as an affiliate member.

German heavy engineering company Greiner was formed in 1980 and has two plants in Neuenstein in northern Württemberg. The company develops, designs, and produces custom-built transport, assembly, and special-purpose systems, using state-of-the-art design technology and production methods, working with customers world-wide.


Luxembourg membership first for ESTA

March 2022

Luxembourg-based Luxtrailers has joined ESTA as a special member, the first time that the country has been represented in ESTA.

Fibremax joins ESTA’s growing list of affiliates

March 2022

Since 2009, FibreMax has been the producer of lightweight precision synthetic cables in Joure, the Netherlands by using a one-of-a-kind production process.

All cables are produced with the endless winding technology, an automated process of continuous winding of parallel strands of fibres around two end fittings until the right cables’ strength or required cable EA has been reached.

After programming the required length, the endless winding robot (EWR) computer calculates the fibres and the number of loops required for the specified cable. During the winding process, the EWR maintains an equal tension in all fibres with an accuracy of 0,1 per cent. This equal tension means the cables have a high break load, low stretch, and the lowest diameter possible.

Engineering consultancy Becht joins ESTA

February 2022

Becht, an engineering consulting firm, is the latest company to join ESTA as an affiliate member. Headquartered in New Jersey, USA, it has offices across the USA as well as in Canada, Latin America and the Netherlands, allowing it to partner and support clients with a particular focus on major energy and industrial projects.

Prangl joins ESTA as an affiliate member

February 2022

Austrian transport, lifting and logistics company Prangl was formed more than 50 years ago. Today the Vienna-headquartered company has a strong presence across Europe with 16 locations in six countries and a total of nearly 700 employees.