Sistermi bolsters fleet with Brazil’s first Grove GMK5250XL-1



Brazilian lifting and cargo handling company Sistermi has invested in a Grove GMK5250XL-1 crane, with a capacity of 250t. 

Manufactured in Germany, the GMK5250XL-1 is the first of its kind to arrive in Brazil and South America. According to Aarão Boechat Martins, CEO of Sistermi, the decision to invest in the crane is part of the company’s strategy of constantly renewing its fleet and staying ahead of market demands. 

“We have started a process of renewing our fleet, and Manitowoc has been one of the first companies we have worked with on this project,” said Martins. “We have spent the last few years without making major investments, and now we have resumed the process to ensure that we can continue to be a reference throughout the country in the areas of cargo handling and hoisting.” 

The crane was delivered to Sistermi's headquarters in Serra, Espírito Santo, in July of this year and almost immediately headed to the Port of Vitória, where it assisted in maintenance work.