Regional mobile crane and powered access equipment rental heavyweight, Johnson Arabia, has officially inaugurated its new premises in Dubai Industrial City (DIC), where it has relocated from its previous facility in Al Quoz Industrial Area.
The move to the new DIC premises, a 41,800sqm facility, coincides with the celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary. Apart from an equipment yard and repair facilities, the new premises also has the company’s training facilities and head office.
At an event organised at the DIC premises to mark Johnson Arabia’s milestone and the move, Mishal Hamed Kanoo, chairman of the Kanoo Group, said: “Over the last two decades, Johnson Arabia has played a major role in construction projects that have been instrumental in the growth of the UAE. We are proud of Johnson Arabia being part of the Kanoo Group and of having grown together with it. Johnson Arabia’s success owes tremendously to its team of passionate and knowledgeable professionals who have exerted great effort to drive the business into the future. We look forward to taking this experience and knowledge to other parts of the world.”
Also in attendance at the event were Leendert Jacobus Van Adrighem, director, Van Adrighem Group, and Martin Kirby, MD, Johnson Arabia.
“This is a special year for Johnson Arabia. I’m proud of our team and what we’ve been able to accomplish in the last 20 years. With our new DIC facility, we are equipped for the future of our business with one of the largest and modern rental fleets in the UAE along with improved training and customer support,” said Kirby.
Johnson Arabia’s fleet strength is around 250 mobile cranes, comprising all-terrain, rough terrain, truck mounted and crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 7-700t. It also has an AWP fleet of 700, made up of a mix of electric and diesel units with working height ranging from 4.5m-47.7m.