Bromma’s order intake rose by 17% in 2018, while growth in sales was slightly lower, as the spreader manufacturer performed strongly in North America and China.
While the results saw the company’s market share climb, they are also an indication of the strength of the market according to Bromma.
Lars Meurling, marketing director at Bromma, said: “2018 was a very good year for Bromma and I am optimistic that the coming year will be equally good.
“There are several large projects in the pipeline for which the equipment and specifically spreader orders are expected to be placed during the first half of the year. We are in a good competitive position for these projects.”
The orders received during 2018 include a good share of replacement spreaders, Meurling added, pointing out that many of these orders came from customers who already have Bromma spreaders, indicating their trust in the brand and its products.
Among the notable orders in the second half of 2018 was an order for 16 STS45 spreaders from Salalah Port Services in Oman.
HHLA CTA ordered 22 STS45 units while its fellow German terminal HHLA CTB ordered 13 STS45 units.
National Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia ordered four STS45 units as well as 20 YSX40E spreaders while DP World Sokhna ordered six STS45 spreaders and nine YSX40E units.
Total Terminals International in the USA and APM Terminals Rotterdam each ordered six STS45 spreaders.
Meanwhile, Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal ordered 22 YTS45 separating yard spreaders and Makassar New Port in Indonesia ordered 28 YSX40E units.
South Carolina Ports Authority ordered 26 YSX45E yard spreaders while DP World Dakar ordered 12 of the same unit.
The interest for upgrades of existing equipment is steadily increasing as the demand for performance and safety increases, the company added in a statement.
The most frequently requested performance and safety upgrades include new control system technologies, twin-twenty detection system, height indication system, twistlock based weighing system and serial crane communication.