Kirow Ardelt GmbH Eberswalde, referred to as Ardelt, is a German crane manufacturer. The company specialises in manufacturing double jib level luffing cranes which are based on the patented double jib principle. Ardelt has produced more than 4,700 harbour cranes. Ardelt also makes single jib-level luffing cranes and balancer cranes. The range also includes a mobile harbour crane with a high gantry that is also based on the double jib system.
The company’s roots go back to 1902 when an engineer called Robert Ardelt founded an engineering firm in the flourishing town of Eberswalde. In 1904 the company was already called Robert Ardelt & Söhne Maschinenfabrik, indicating that it was family-run. Responsibility for the business was then gradually handed over to the sons Max, Robert, Rudolf, and Paul.
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