Electrically driven double jib cranes, Made in Germany

We have been developing customized double jib cranes since 1932, ensuring greater efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness in ports, terminals and shipyards worldwide.

Over 5,000 cranes in more than 56 different countries around the world reliably move heavy loads under the most extreme conditions.


Unbeatably efficient slewing crane for ports, shipyards and pontoons thanks to the original Ardelt double jib system and fully electric drives.


The bulk material specialists with original Ardelt double steering system: extremely durable, low operating costs. Thanks to the integrated hopper, even higher handling capacities can be achieved, as the turning movement is no longer required.

The right crane for every application

The right service for low lifecycle costs


We are your experienced partner for the mechanical and electrical modernization of cranes.

Spare parts

As a manufacturer of over 5000 cranes worldwide, we can guarantee the fast and efficient delivery of high-quality and original spare parts.


Regular inspections by specialist personnel enable us to determine and assess the condition of a crane, so that potential system failures can be avoided at an early stage.

Engineering & production services

We are happy to provide our customers with engineering services relating to cranes and production services of all kinds, from steel and mechanical engineering to electrical work and conservation.

DGUV inspections

Periodic inspection acc. We can cover DGUV inspections with our trained personnel.

Ardelt: World market leader for double jib cranes from Eberswalde

We have been developing customized double jib cranes (also known as portal luffing jib cranes) at our Eberswale site since 1932. The unique selling point of our patented cranes is the unchanged hook height despite the change of delivery .

Our engineers consistently apply the proven rules of German engineering in the continuous further development and design of the cranes. The classification and categorization of cranes for continuous operation is carried out in a particularly conscientious manner. The goal always remains the same: Increasing the efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness of cranes.

Individual advice for your requirements profile

Are you looking for a sustainable crane solution for working in the most extreme conditions? Then let one of our experts advise you in a personal meeting on how our patented double jib cranes can help you achieve greater efficiency, safety and sustainability in your project.



The Tukan is used wherever heavy loads, containers or unit loads are handled. Due to its principle-related advantage of the double-sink principle, which was patented by Robert Ardelt in Eberswalde in 1932, it achieves top handling capacities with low operating costs thanks to energy recovery and short load paths. Thanks to the double link principle, the pendulum movements of the load are also reduced and a horizontal load path is guaranteed when luffing.

The advantages and possible uses of the Tukan at a glance

The right contact for your project

Are you looking for a versatile crane solution for working in the most extreme conditions? Then let one of our experts advise you in a personal meeting on how our patented double jib cranes can help you achieve greater efficiency, safety and sustainability in your project.

New crane sales

Viktor Matis

German, Russian, English

New crane sales

Jeroen Blaawendraad

German, English, Dutch

Service, refurbishment and spare parts sales

Karsten Seidler

German, English, Russian

Service, refurbishment and spare parts sales

Lutz Plexnies

German, English, Norwegian

We move loads.

On the
whole world.

Ardelt Kranbau GmbH can look back on over 100 years of history and was founded in 1902 by the engineer Robert Ardelt. Starting out as a technical engineering office, the company developed into Robert Ardelt & Söhne Maschinenfabrik and in 1932 developed the patented double jib luffing system for gantry slewing cranes.

After the Second World War, the company was renamed VEB Kranbau Eberswalde in 1948 and became part of TAKRAF in the 1970s. Even during the pre-reunification period, a large proportion of the crane systems produced were exported worldwide. After the collapse of the GDR, the company traded as Vulkan Kocks GmbH, KE Kranbau Eberswalde, Kirow Ardelt GmbH and finally as Kocks Ardelt Kranbau GmbH, which had to file for insolvency on 22.04.22. By this time, around 4500 crane systems had been delivered worldwide.

On 01.08.23, the company was taken over by Mr. Uwe Grünhagen, who is the new managing partner of the newly founded ARDELT KRANBAU GMBH. With the takeover of the new company, know-how was secured in the form of employees and product rights to slewing cranes and feeder servers. We continue to guarantee our valued customers high-quality, durable and highly reliable crane systems, accompanied by first-class service and engineering.

We lift

Your career
to the
next level

Work in a company rich in tradition, which has developed into the world market leader for double jib luffing jib cranes in a century.

An overview of our certificates

We attach great importance to the quality and durability of our products in the manufacture of all our cranes. For this reason, we are proud of our certifications in these areas:

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 45001:2018

ISO 9001:2015

EN 1090

Crane construction with more than 100 years of experience

The right contact for every crane construction project

Get personal advice from one of our multilingual contacts or simply get in touch via our contact form for a callback consultation.


Managing Director

Uwe Grünhagen

Authorized signatory - Accounting and Controlling

Gabriele Goetz

Authorized representative - service and assembly

Daniel Eckstein

Authorized representative - sales, order management and logistics

David Müller

We look forward to your question

Use our contact form to send us your project-related inquiry for an initial, non-binding telephone consultation. One of our employees will get back to you promptly by telephone within a maximum of 48 hours during our regular opening hours.