History

History

For several decades we have been busy day-in and day-out with exactly one thing: the construction of mobile cranes. If you are looking for a knowledgable und reliable manufacturer of mobile cranes, you have come to the right place.

2016
Presentation of the new ATF 60G-3, ATF 600G-8 und GTC-800 with CE mark at bauma in Munich; in total we displayed 8 all-terrain cranes, 1 truck-mounted crane as well as 1 telescopic crawler and 1 rough-terrain crane and were once again the manufacturer presenting the most mobile cranes at bauma
2015
TADANO Crane Day 2015: Official market introduction of the new ATF 600G-8 with the revolutionary TADANO Triple-Boom System; introduction of two additional product upgrades within the EUROMOT 4/Tier 4f revision: ATF 220G-5 and ATF 180G-5
2014
Launch of the new All-Terrain Cranes ATF 100G-4 and ATF 70G-4 (52.1 m) with the new engine generation EUROMOT 4; modernization of the administrative building and construction of a new test shop; expansion of direct sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland by taking over Cranes UK Ltd. (renamed TADANO UK Ltd.)
2013
Participation in the Bauma 2013 exhibition with seven All-Terrain cranes (the most of all crane manufacturers), one Truck-Mounted crane, one Telescopic Crawler crane and two Truck Loader cranes.; renovation and development of our business premises, including movement of spare parts storage to neighbouring site and investing in a new test site in Pegnitz
2012
Market introduction of new All-Terrain cranes ATF 400G-6, ATF 180G-5 and of w Truckthe ne-Mounted crane HK 65
2011
Celebratory introduction of the new six axle All-Terrain crane ATF 400G-6 within the CRANE DAYS in May; its first real job took place already two months after
2010
Participation in the BAUMA 2010 exhibiting with again 10 cranes, including first time a Telescopic Crawler crane of the new TADANO Group member MantisCorp., USA
2009
Introduction of the ATF 130G-5 and the HK 70 which is the one and only 70 t 5-axle Truck-Mounted crane made in Germany
2008
TADANO FAUN was honoured with the most awards by the German magazine 'Kranmagazin' on occasion of the competition 'Crane of the Year 2008'; the ATF 220G-5 and ATF 360G-6 are elected No. 1 within their categories
2007
Participation in the BAUMA with 10 cranes, including six innovations like the flagship ATF 360G-6 providing a max. lifting capacity of 360 t; the stand is voted to be No. 1 of the 6 participating crane manufacturers by `Cranes Today´ readers
2006
Launch of the ATF 220G-5 providing a max. lifting capacity of 220 t and a max. hook height of 108 m; start of substantial factory reconstruction works in order to adjust the All-Terrain crane production in numbers and sizes. 
2005
The ATF 80-4 and ATF 160G-5 are voted to be the ‘Crane of the Year 2005’; launch of the ATF 65G-4, the successor of the bestseller ATF 60-4, and the GR-300EX Rough-Terrain crane in Europe
2004
BAUMA introduction of the new ‘G’ (= Global) Type All-Terrain cranes ATF 110G-5 and ATF 160G-5 with 'Lift Adjuster' as well as the TADANO Rough Terrain Crane GR-700EX. 
2001
10 years celebrations of the TADANO and FAUN cooperation; launch of the ATF 45-3 as 1st crane equipped with the new FAUN steering system as well as of the ATF 80-4 with the new 1 cylinder telescopic system and with a 'cockpit' designed upper cab; launch of the the BKF 35-4 'civil version'
1998
Launch of the All-Terrain crane ATF 60-4 as ‘taxi crane’, which means that it is able to move on the road within 12 t axle load being fully equipped
1995
Celebrations on occasion of the 150th company's anniversary
from 1991
Development of an entirely new line of All-Terrain cranes from 40 t to 360 t; 40 t, 60 t and 70 t crane superstructures for conventional truck chassis; 40 t BKF recovery vehicle and special crane carriers; Euopean marketing of the TADANO Rough-Terrain cranes with 30 t, 55 t and 70 t capacity
1991
Foundation of TADANO FAUN GmbH as sales, marketing and service organisation
1990
TADANO Ltd. Takamatsu, Japan acquires FAUN; foundation of FAUN GmbH
1986
FAUN ownership changed to O & K (Orenstein & Koppel)
1985-1990
All-Terrain rane development up to 50 t
mid 80's
Birth of the All-Terrain technology: combination of the traditional advantages of the Rough-Terrain and the Truck-Mounted cranes; the 1st All-Terrain crane is providing 30 t lifting capacity
70's/80's
Product line: airport fire-fighting vehicles, heavy-duty tractors and crane carriers; Truck-Mounted cranes, design of superstructures providing 35/60/100 t max. lifting capacity to be fitted on FAUN chassis; Rough-Terrain cranes with 20/30/40 t max. lifting capacity
1970-1972
The 1000th road sweeper is delivered and the 1000th crane chassis
60's
Product line: crane carriers for nearly all major crane manufacturers up to the end of the 70's, trucks and tractors, communal vehicles, dump trucks, road sweepers and foundry steel/slag transporters
1956
Development of heavy-duty trucks and equipment carriers for military purposes
1949
Introduction of the truck model series L 7, the garbage truck AS 22 and the track-laying tractor K 60
1943
Destruction of the FAUN factory during the war and built up of the new one in Lauf
1937
Introduction of the 3-axle 7,5 t truck type FAUN L 750 D 87
1928
Introduction of the BEL 5 truck crane on the so-called 'B' type carrier
1925
Introduction of the roll-drum garbage collector
1922
Introduction of the 2 t, 45 hp tractor BEZ type B
1918
Merge with "Fahrzeugfabriken Ansbach AG" to “Fahrzeugfabriken Ansbach und Nürnberg”, for short "FAUN"
1914
Transfer of production to "Nürnberger Feuerlöschgeräte-, Automobillastwagen- und Fahrzeugfabrik Karl Schmidt", design and construction of trucks and special vehicles for the air force
1910
First use of a mixed powered system (petrol engine/dynamo/electro-wheel-hub-engine) for the fire fighting vehicles
1890
World premiere: the first steam driven fire fighting vehicle leaves the factory
1868
Development of a horse-drawn fire fighting vehicle.
1845
Justus Christian Braun founded a bronze casting company