Tadano donates all-terrain crane to support reconstruction after Turkey-Syria earthquake
5 Apr 2023
The ATF 50G-3 model to be given to the Turkish government is a compact and manoeuvrable model, able to manage the kind of rough roads that can be expected in the disaster-stricken area
With reconstruction and rehabilitation work ongoing as Turkey picks up the pieces after the devastating earthquake that struck the Eastern Mediterranean country and its southern neighbour Syria, Crane maker Tadano has announced that it is donating an all-terrain crane to Turkey to help in the efforts.
Tadano said that the model it has decided to donate is the ATF 50G-3 all-terrain crane, which it will give to the Turkish government to help in the ongoing recovery and reconstruction efforts in the affected areas of the Turkey-Syria earthquake.
The crane will be delivered through ENKA Pazarlama Ihracat Ithalat A.Ş., a distributor of Tadano products and services based in Istanbul, Turkey. The company will serve as the point of contact for the donation and will provide free transportation within Turkey, commissioning after arrival and operational training.
The statement from the global Japanese crane heavyweight added: “On February 6, 2023, a massive earthquake near the border between southern Turkey and Syria killed more than 50,000 people. The devastating consequences of this earthquake have caused great consternation at Tadano. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to those affected by the disaster and our appreciation to all those who are working hard for recovery and reconstruction.”
The ATF 50G-3 all-terrain crane donated is a compact model and is able to manage the kind of rough roads that can be expected in the disaster-stricken area, said Tadano.
“It is a small, manoeuvrable type of crane, and we believe that this crane will make a wide contribution to the ongoing restoration and reconstruction of the affected areas,” the company’s statement added.
“Tadano has built a close business relationship with Turkey over many years. We hope that this crane will help the local rehabilitation and reconstruction activities proceed quickly and safely.”