MyCrane signs Indian franchisee

By Niamh Marriott30 December 2021

Digital crane selection platform MyCrane has appointed a pan-India franchisee.

The partnership deal was signed at Expo 2020 Dubai. (Left: Suhail Shaikh, chairman and managing director of Sahil Freight Express Pvt Ltd; Right: MyCrane founder and director Andrei Geikalo)

The service will be operated in India by Mumbai-based Sahil Freight Express Pvt Ltd.

The partnership deal was signed at Expo 2020 Dubai, currently taking place in the UAE.

MyCrane founder and director Andrei Geikalo said, “India has one of the fastest digitising economies in the world, as well as a very positive outlook for the Indian cranes and construction sector, so we are delighted to be opening the service in the country.

Growing demand

MyCrane believes the crane market in India is expected to grow strongly in the coming years due to the expansion of roads and metro railways, and the routine maintenance and upgrading of oil refineries, cement and power plants, which MyCrane believes are all driving demand for cranes.

Suhail Shaikh, chairman and managing director of Sahil Freight Express Pvt Ltd, said, “While the crane market is expected to be very strong in the coming years, it remains a fact that the majority of the rental equipment market in India is dominated by smaller, informal players.

“MyCrane has a huge opportunity to make life easier for those seeking crane rental services, by connecting them with a wide range of reliable equipment providers who have been thoroughly vetted by our team.”

Sahil has previously acted as distributor for Scheurle, delivering SPMTs, modular platform trailers and semi-trailers to the Indian market. It has also dealt with a number of heavy lift projects.

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