A milestone in MyCrane’s global expansion has been achieved with the launch of its own operation in the United States. Houston-based Scott Wilkes has been appointed as director of business development, reporting directly to the senior management team in the United Arab Emirates.
Reflecting the importance and size of the market, MyCrane has elected to establish its own operations in the U.S., rather than appoint a franchisee to roll out its services, as it has done in other locations.
The Dubai-based digital company launched its online crane rental platform in autumn 2021 and offers a suite of other digital tools and services to help all those in the construction industry.
Pointing to encouraging recent legislation such as the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 and the largest infrastructure bill in more than a decade, MyCrane founder and CEO Andrei Geikalo said the time was right for MyCrane’s expansion into the U.S.
“According to reports, the construction industry in the USA is expected to have expanded by 4.5 percent in real terms in 2022, supported by investments in transport, renewable energy, water, and housing projects,” said Geikalo. “One of the biggest markets for construction spend and a leader in digitalization, the USA is a territory where MyCrane simply has to be present.
“Against that backdrop, the timing of MyCrane’s launch is perfect to help all those working in cranes and construction – whether you want to hire a crane, buy or sell equipment, find a new job or identify the right crane for your next lift, we do it all.”
December’s U.S. launch also marks the introduction of “MyCrane Agents” – a flexible partnership program for well-connected independent sales professionals, located anywhere in the world, who can contribute to MyCrane’s success.
“We recognize that the crane industry is a people business, and we welcome those who share our vision of a digital future to join us as a partner, so we can benefit from the digitalization of the industry together,” added Geikalo.
The MyCrane platform – accessed at www.my-crane.com – simplifies the process of crane rental procurement, allowing users to submit details of their lifting requirements to receive personalized quotes from a range of registered crane providers.