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As a crane manufacturer operating in Pakistan for more than 10 years, we have been committed to providing Pakistani customers with the best crane services, including high-quality crane products, good after-sales services, and the most cost-effective design solutions. When our customers talk to us about how to customize an overhead crane, they are very concerned about the cost-effectiveness. Today we will talk about how we can design the best cost-effective overhead crane for our customers.

How to save crane cost for your clients is a question that supplier should be considered which always tops on the list. As a material handling equipment manufacturer and supplier, Dongqi Hoist and Crane is working on the question all the time. Dongqi Hoist and Crane always tries to help customers to lower their costs.

A case of an overhead crane in Pakistan
In the year of 2014, one of Pakistan clients came to Dongqi Hoist and Crane for an affordable low cost bridge overhead crane solution. After thorough understanding to the lifting requirement and application conditions, Dongqi Hoist and Crane and the Pakistan client worked out a low price bridge crane scheme that the main beams of the bridge crane were manufactured locally. Dongqi Hoist and Crane provided the design drawings of the bridge crane main beam in 2D or 3D models for client to do production in their local workshop. On the drawings, the key technical points were listed, to make sure all the parameters were right for the bridge crane to make sure the efficiency of bridge crane.

In the scheme, the bridge crane cost is much less. Why the overhead bridge crane price is lowered? The reasons for bridge crane cost less are as follow:

Shipping charges of bridge crane main beam is saved.
Main beam production of bridge crane is completely controlled.
The tariff is lowered and saved due to the local production of bridge crane main beam.
Training cost is saved. During the production, Dongqi Hoist and Crane helped the client to learn more bridge crane knowledge which is much helpful for crane operation and maintenance in the future.
Now the bridge cranes are operated well in the workshop of client with their local manufactured main beams. What’s more, we are working together to develop the local market for bridge crane and gantry crane sales, and Dongqi Hoist and Crane is working on setting offices in different districts to do after sales service and provide face to face solutions.

European standard overhead cranes help Pakistan customers save costs
According to different workshop conditions, Dongqi Hoist and Crane always tries to provide the most economical bridge crane and gantry crane solution for the client.
If the workshop is under construction, Dongqi Hoist and Crane advises to use European standard bridge cranes, because European bridge cranes with less wheel load, which can reduce the support steel cost. Moreover, European bridge cranes adopts international brand gear motors, reducers, bearings, wire rope etc., all of which make the bridge crane performance more reliable and reduce the bridge crane maintenance cost during operation; The most important is Dongqi Hoist and Crane can provide a lower price comparing with that of European countries do.
Reasons for Cost Less are:

Light dead weight lower support steel cost.
Durable quality lower bridge crane maintenance cost.
Lower production cost in China makes the bridge crane price lower.
European Crane: FEM bridge crane solution

European Crane: FEM bridge crane solution

Traditional I-beam overhead cranes help Pakistani customers save costs
If the workshop is already built up with support columns, Dongqi Hoist and Crane recommended to use the traditional I-beam crane. Dongqi Hoist and Crane has 30 years manufacturing history, which originally starts from bridge crane parts production. Dongqi Hoist and Crane is equipped with skilled technology and experienced engineers, who can produce ideal traditional bridge cranes for you. One European client came and said he preferred China’s traditional bridge cranes, because he believed in China’s long history in manufacturing bridge cranes and the most important is traditional type bridge cranes can save much cost.

Reasons for Cost Less are:

Mature production technology of traditional bridge crane lower the production cost.
Lower production cost in china makes the price of bridge crane lower.
Traditional I-beam crane solution

Traditional I-beam crane solution

Box girder bridge crane helps Pakistan customers save costs
For single girder bridge crane, Dongqi Hoist and Crane can provide another cost less solution. Generally, the main beam of single girder bridge crane is made of I-beam, Dongqi Hoist and Crane can provide a special kind of single girder bridge crane, the Box-girder main beam, which is specially designed with electric hoist, shown as the following picture. The design of box girder improves the performance of I-beam type at same time the cost is a little. higher than I-beam type but cheaper than European standard type.

Reasons for Cost Less are:

Special box girder design lower production cost.
Durable performance saves cost in the long run.
Box girder main beam crane solution

Box girder main beam crane solution

Bridge gantry crane helps Pakistan customers save costs
If the workshop space is big enough and without support columns, the cost for a bridge gantry crane is less than install a bridge crane.

One Ethiopia client wants to modify his old warehouse to install bridge crane. In order to install the bridge crane, the support columns and bearing beams needs to be installed first, which costs 1.5 times higher than that bridge gantry crane. However, he says there would be two production lines with machineries on both sides of the warehouse, it is more convenient to install bridge crane; finally he decides to build a new warehouse to install bridge crane.

Price is important, but Dongqi Hoist and Crane will suggest cost less solution on the base of exact working condition. If there is no production lines in the warehouse, bridge gantry crane will be a better solution.

Bridge gantry crane v.s. Overhead bridge crane

Bridge gantry crane v.s. Overhead bridge crane

We have been working hard to gain the trust of Pakistani customers through better service, not only to give customers the cheapest price, but also the same high-quality products and customized cranes that better meet customer needs. If you have any requirements for cranes, please feel free to contact us Email:

How to provide the best overhead crane solution for Pakistani customers
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