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Charco Cranes: A dynamic materials handling equipment service provider

CHARCO Cranes, based in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, is a dynamic, innovative materials handling equipment service provider providing comprehensive sales and service of overhead cranes, hoists and lifting equipment.

From its humble beginnings in 2017, with its core values of complete customer centricity, the business has grown from supporting small local businesses to supporting larger industrial clients not only in South Africa but also those establishing an African footprint.
In 2019 Charco Cranes was appointed the sole distributor for Italy-based crane and hoist manufacturer, Donati.

Established in 1930, Donati has a reputation for producing reliable, high quality overhead cranes, jib cranes and hoists and supplies its products to crane manufacturers and materials handling system integrators worldwide.

Donati offer an industry leading 36- month warranty on all Donati products, a true testament to the reliability and quality of the Donati brand.

  • Donati product range comprises:
  • Electric chain hoists up to 4 000 kg capacity
  • Electric wire rope hoists and crane sets up to 50 000 kg capacityJib cranes, in manual or electrical execution, up to 10 000 kg capacity
  • Profiled small crane systems up to 1 000 kg capacity
  • Geared motors and drive units
  • Wheel blocks

Charco Cranes service offering comprises :

  • Asset management software for your overhead crane / hoist fleet
  • Service and maintenance contracts
  • Load testing
  • Lifting tackle inspectionCrane rail surveys and repairs
  • Crane & hoist repairs and modernisations
  • Machinery repairs and general engineering


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