Huisman is celebrating its 90th anniversary as a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative and step changing technical solutions, to the world's leading companies in the renewables, oil & gas, civil and entertainment industries.
The company was founded in 1929 by Mr. M.M. Huisman as a steel construction company. It has been family owned and operated by three generations of the Roodenburg family since 1980. During the last 90 years, Huisman has delivered significant breakthroughs to global industries. The start of the anniversary year coincides with an impressive milestone: reaching a combined total of 150.000mt lifting capacity. This remarkable number is an add up of the capacity of all cranes built by Huisman during the last 90 years, of which the very first crane is still in service.
Joop Roodenburg, President of Huisman:
"Our history is one of setting new industry standards. Our compact and innovative design for heavy lift cranes developed in 1980 is one of the examples.The first two 550mt mast cranes were delivered in 1984 for BigLift’s ‘Happy Buccaneer’. This design proved to be a real step change in the heavy lift industry. Over 100 cranes of this type have been delivered since then. Many of innovations followed this step change. I am proud to say that at Huisman we make the impossible possible. With cutting edge technical innovations and lifetime services. We are driven by innovation and thrive when we do what hasn’t been done before.
With our one stop shop solutions we have unique features. We design, engineer, produce, test, install, commission and provide service, all in house.
Looking at the future and the energy transition which is in full swing, I have great confidence that our pioneering spirit will enable us to keep adding value to our clients in various industries.
We thank our clients for the trust put in us and all the opportunities given during the last decades."
Due to the strong belief in long lasting partnerships with clients, the commitment to finding new technical solutions and the dedication to provide service to partners with highly engineered integrated systems, Huisman has built an international track record as valued, solid and reliable partner.
Recent successes of Huisman include the delivery of a cutting-edge monopile gripper for Jan De Nul’s Vole au vent, a contract for the design, engineering, construction and delivery of the world largest Leg Encircling Crane on Jan De Nul’s newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel ‘Voltaire’ and setting a world record with the final completion of 2x 10,000mt Tub Mounted Cranes for Heerema’s Sleipnir.
The Czech Huisman facility, located in Sviadnov (Ostrava region), opened in 1997 and has since played an important role in the Huisman engineering and fabrication worldwide. Since October 2019 we have also been entering new markets and serving new customers under the brand Huisman Manufacturing.
Pepijn Sylvester Toornstra, Managing Director of Huisman Manufacturing:
“Historically, the facility manufactured entire products, such as knuckle boom cranes, special lifting applications, and the LOC400 drill rigs for the parent company Huisman Equipment. We are also building assemblies, such as tensioners, adjusters, traction and storage winches, manipulators, electrical systems, hydraulic power units and cylinders, and much more. We can deliver these products and components completely assembled, commissioned and tested, but we are also happy to help when customers are just looking for a single component fitting our capabilities.
We are constantly working on new solutions and systems, which we believe, add value to the market’s existing technologies. As we have extensive operational experience with a wide variety of heavy construction equipment, we are able to use the best solutions for your products and projects.”