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GHOLEA for Start-ups and companies in the process of creation, with a business project related to the fields of activity GH CRANES.


This initiative is aimed at Start-ups and companies in the process of creation, with a business project related to the fields of activity GH CRANES.


GH CRANES is interested in business projects in one of the following areas:

Safety systems

Safety first. Safety in the handling of our cranes is the number one priority for GH CRANES. The continuous evolution of the state of the art in the field of sensors and wireless communication systems provides an opportunity to explore new ways to equip our cranes with advanced security systems.


The automation of cranes is no longer an option, but rather a necessity in many productive processes where industrial cranes operate. True to our commitment to provide more standard features at a competitive price, we set ourselves the challenge of evolving our portfolio of existing automation solutions to the next level.

Digitisation and data analysis

At GH we have carried out a strategic analysis of the impact that the fourth industrial revolution has on our business. Our commitment to taking advantage of the advances in the Internet of things, connectivity and digitisation of processes have allowed us to develop new services geared towards after sales that we want to develop with your help.

More information about the GH START-UP CONTEST project in this link.

GH's strategy to lead the smart crane market

GH OLEA GH's commitment to lead the smart crane market


It’s time to demonstrate what you have to offer.

GH Cranes, through its new GH OLEA project, launches a competition aimed at:

  • Teams made up of students who are in the last year of their undergraduate degree or master’s programme and who have innovative ideas with potential for commercial applications.
  • Teams of PhD students who are interested in applying the findings of their research commercially.

The competition consists of submitting innovation projects related to any of these three fields:

  • Safety in the handling of cranes.
  • Automation of cranes and processes.
  • Digitisation of the work processes of cranes and data processing.

Two projects will be selected, which will be awarded:
A first prize of €6,000
A second prize of €2,000

The winning teams can also develop and submit to GH CRANES a feasibility study for the creation of a company that develops the idea and industrialises it under the umbrella of the GH Group, which will co-finance the activity.

The deadline is 29 February 2020. GH CRANES will make a first selection of the best ideas and will ask the selected teams for a more detailed report on the project.

You can sign up by filling in the form on this page.

GH's bid to be a market leader in smart cranes.

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Safety First

Automation, collision avoidance and scale systems are a few add on items that increase equipment operation safety.

Manufacturers of cranes for the metals distribution sector are designing their technologies to provide greater levels of safety for operators, and offering improved data analysis.

Cranes and handling systems used in the metals distribution category have to be able to withstand the rigours of lifting extremely heavy materials, as well as the ebbs and flows of production which result in intense, peak periods of demand.

As a result, suppliers are increasingly offering equipment with enhanced safety features, plus the addition of monitoring tools that ensure operators can keep track of the safe working period (SWP) of their machines.

Customers are becoming more aware of the need to monitor how much of the design life or SWP of a crane has been used up, and how much remains.


Dovetailing with operator safety, reliability is also seen as a crucial demand from the metals distribution sector.

“Technology has to be designed for the peak use period during the day, which may often be three to four hours of intense production. Averages don’t really work in this sector!”

Juan Agirre, Special Solutions Business Unit Sales Director at GH Cranes and Components, notes that customers are increasingly looking for reliability, as well as robustness, high speeds, sway control, plus accurate load positioning and identification.

Projects GH been involved with in recent months include for steel manufacturer Acerinox, which was supplied with five cranes and a motorised hook to handle stainless steel coils with tong.

In addition, the company sold one automatic crane for handling steel sheets with an electromagnet to a steel service centre in northern Spain, as well as ten cranes for handling steel coils for the automotive industry for Gonvvama in China.


Gestamp Gonvarri - metals distributionManufacturers of cranes for the metals distribution sector