Who we are

Tadano is dedicated to providing outstanding, innovative cranes that serve a variety of lifting needs for customers woldwide.

Our mission

Tadano’s corporate slogan of “Lifting your dreams” refers not only to the goals and aspirations held dear by individuals, society, and our company, but also to the ambition we each hold that turns dreams into reality. At Tadano, we firmly believe that high-quality lifting equipment contributes to a better society and boosts prosperity for our customers. While doing so, we work to maximize our corporate value while meeting the expectations of every stakeholder. Simply stated, we continuously pursue further excellence for the world and the future.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Tadano Group adheres to its Corporate Philosophy of Sozo (Creation), Hoshi (Contribution), and Kyoryoku (Cooperation), firmly believing that a company can only exist successfully if it is in harmony with society and people. Pursuant to this, Tadano and its employees contribute to the development of local and international communities and promote business activities that help protect the global environment. We also work to maximize corporate value while meeting and exceeding stakeholder expectations.

Sozo (Creation)

We will create by innovating and taking pride in high-quality products.

Hoshi (Contribution)

We will contribute to our customers’ success and serve society.

Kyoryoku (Cooperation)

We will cooperate to ensure our happiness and strengthen the bonds between us.

Our CORE values

Tadano’s Core Values are “Safety, Quality, and Efficiency based on Compliance (C+SQE).” We put the highest priority on the safety of society and all those who make and use are products and services. We pursue quality improvement, including that of products, services, and business operations. We enhance the efficiency of our own business operations, in addition to contributing to improvements in the business efficiency of our customers. Compliance provides the groundwork that enables Tadano to actualize safety, quality, and efficiency, as we act with fairness and honesty and maintain a high sense of ethics.

Tadano in Europe

Tadano Europe, based in Germany, is the Tadano Group’s center of excellence for development and manufacturing of Tadano all terrain cranes, city cranes, and crawler cranes. The symbiotic blend of German engineering and innovation with Japanese standards for high quality results in cranes highly regarded for outstanding performance both on and off the road. Tadano Europe hosts 240,000 m2 of production, parts storage, and test site space in ZweibrĂŒcken and Lauf an der Pegnitz, staffed by over 1800 employees. Cranes produced by Tadano Europe are sold worldwide through the global sales and service network of the Tadano Group.

TADANO History

1827 – 1954 1955 – 1988 1989 – 2007 2008 – Forward
TADANO
1919
Masuo Tadano founds welding business
1931
Machine for keg production debuts
1945
Air raids destroy factory
1948
Tadano Iron Works Co., Ltd. established in Takamatsu
1948
Produces oil extracting machine
1950
Railroad track maintenance machine introduced
1952
Simplified railroad tie adjustment machine praise
1954
Hydraulic industrial machine development
1954
First dump truck built
1955
Japan’s first hydraulic truck crane introduced
1957
OC-5 truck crane goes on exhibit
1959
Relocation to Takamatsu City
1960
First exports: hydraulic cranes to Indonesia
1961
Corporate Philosophy defined (Sozo, Hoshi, Kyoryoku)
1962
Listed on Osaka Securities Exchange
1963
New HQ facility in Takamatsu
1963
TM loader cranes introduced
1964
TS truck crane series introduced
1966
TL truck crane series introduced
1970
Japan’s first hydraulic rough terrain crane
1971
TG truck crane series introduced
1971
Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1972
AML load moment indicator developed
1972
First section on Tokyo, Osaka Exchanges
1973
First overseas subsidiary established
1980
Shido Plant begins construction
1980
Z loaders crane series introduced
1983
First aerial work platforms introduced
1984
Office establishied in Beijing, China.
1987
New sales HQ completed in Tokyo.
1989
Changes corporate name to Tadano Ltd.
1990
Tadano acquires FAUN AG
1990
100 billion yen sales mark achieved
1991
Moai Statue Restoration Project commences
1991
World’s first loader crane debuts
1992
AR all terrain crane series introduced
1993
Tadano America Corporation established in Texas
1995
CREVO rough terrain crane series debuts
1995
BT bridge checker series introduced
1996
Tadano-Multico, Pte Ltd. established in Singapore
1997
Technical Research Center constructed in Takamatsu
1998
AR-5500M reaches 550-ton lifting capacity.
1998
Award-winning high performance aerial work platforms
1999
Tadano enters environmental products market
2003
Tadano Middle East office opens in Dubai
2004
Largest product recall: 16,000 cranes
2004
ATF All terrain crane series debuts
2007
Tadotsu Plant opens, producing loader cranes
2008
‘Lifting Equipment’ becomes business domain.
2008
Chiba Plant begins production
2008
Tadano Faun Stahlbau GmbH established
2008
Acquires SpanDeck Inc., now Tadano Mantis
2010
Tadano expands with Australian office
2011
Tadano opens Brasil office, facilities
2012
Global production network further established; Monozukuri culture expansion implements core values
2012
Tadano (Beijing) Ltd. opens in China.
2012
Tadano India Pvt. Ltd. established in India.
2013
GR-1600XL boasts class-highest lifting capacity
2014
Distributor Cranes UK Ltd. acquired
2015
200 billion yen net sales achieved
2016
Tadano France SAS established
2017
Tadano Group Mid-Term Management Plan implemented
2018
Waterland Trading in Netherlands, Belgium acquired
2018
Tadano Chile SpA begins Chilean operations
2018
Moscow Representative Office opens in Russia
2018
Minority investment in Manitex International, Inc.
2018
Tadano Escorts India Pvt. Ltd. established
2019
Tadano celebrates 100th anniversary.
2019
Demag Mobile Cranes acquired from Terex
2019
Kozai Plant constructed, begins production
2019
Bangkok Representative Office opens in Thailand.
FAUN
1845
Bronze casting company founded
1890
Steam-driven fire fighting vehicle launches
1910
Mixed powered fire fighting vehicle debuts
1914
Vehicles constructed for Air Force
1918
FAUN created from merger
1928
BEL 5, ‘B’ carrier introduced
1937
FAUN L 750 D 87
1943
War causes FAUN relocation to Lauf
1956
Heavy-duty equipment produced for military
1960
Product line continues expansion across industries
1970
Sweeper, chassis delivery hits 1,000 mark
1971
Extensive product line portfolio expansion
1985
All-terrain technology emerges
1986
FAUN ownership changes to O&K
1987
All-terrain cranes reach 50t capacity
1990
Tadano acquires FAUN (eventually FAUN GmbH)
1991
Tadano Faun GmbH founded
1991
New all-terrain crane lines, superstructures developed
1995
Company celebrates 150 years
1998
Fully equipped roadable taxi crane debuts
2001
“1) Tadano, FAUN celebrate 10 years together; 2) new FAUN steering system debuts in ATF 45-3; 3) ATF 80-4 features new telescopic system; 4) BKF 35-4 ‘civil version’ launched”
2005
Two ATFs win “Crane of the Year”
2006
ATF 220G-5 launched; factories begin retooling
2007
Six innovations unveiled at bauma
2009
ATF 130G-5, HK 70 truck-mounted cranes introduced
2011
ATF 400G-6 introduced, celebrated
2013
Renovation, development of Lauf facilities
2014
“1) ATF 100G-4, ATF 70G-4 (52.1 m) debut EU Stage IV engine; 2) Admin building modernized, test shop constructed”
2018
Telescopic boom crawler line launched in Europe
2019
4, 5-axle ATF cranes models introduced
2020
Sales and Service organizations merge together
2021
New HK series, AC 4.80-1 accelerate innovation
2021
GR models reintroduced in Europe
2021
Reorg begins. Lauf: carriers; ZweibrĂŒcken, uppers
MANTIS
1964
Spandeck, Inc. begins manufacturing
1979
Mantis tele-boom crawler crane introduced
1983
5012 introduced for power line construction.
1985
Ownership focuses entirely on cranes
1986
Military, Government Contracts first secured
1989
Mantis enters Railroad Market
1990
7 telescopic boom crawler cranes introduced
1998
Manufacturing moves to southwestern Virginia.
2000
5 new Teleboom Crawler models introduced
2007
200RS debuts; aids train accident cleanups
2008
Tadano America acquires SpanDeck
2009
Corporate name becomes Tadano Mantis
2009
First post-acquisiton crane model debuts
2014
130-ton GTC-1200 launches GTC series
2019
Mantis turns 40; Tadano turns 100
DEMAG
1827
Dingler Press first developed in ZweibrĂŒcken
1834
Dingler’sche Maschinenfabrik founded
1897
Growth leads to joint-stock company
1906
Rail-mounted grantry crane delivered
1927
100th anniversary marks impressive output
1930
Crane, roller, paver manufacturing begins
1935
New name, training school launched
1950
Telescopic mobile crane showcases new features
1954
1963
12t capacity telescopic truck crane debuts
1965
TC 120 pioneers tubes as profile
1967
Demag integration, truck crane focus
1968
HC 80 debuts, “Ovaloid” patented
1969
Change to Demag Baumaschinen GmbH
1972
HC 50 offers lighter transport weight
1973
Mannesmann AG acquires majority stake
1974
TC 1200 debuts with 250t capacity
1975
Star-type outriggers on telescopic crane
1977
Demag designs, builds own carrier
1979
1) Powerful TC 4000 sets new standard; 2) CC 4400 reaches 800t lift capacity
1980
HC 130 debuts new telescopic design
1981
Truck cranes centralized to ZweibrĂŒcken
1982
Superlift system added to telescopic crane
1983
Mannesmann acquires Demag AG
1984
All terrain cranes begin series production
1987
Multi-section clevis, eye connection designs debut
1990
Bracing rod use inspires industry standard
1992
Wallerscheid plant for telescopic cranes built
1994
AC 205 reaches 80t lifting capacity
1996
AC 25: first City class crane
1998
1) World’s biggest lattice boom crawler debuts at bauma; 2) AC 650: most powerful telescopic crane
1999
Dinglerstraße, Wallerscheid plants combined
2000
1) AC 100 debuts with automatic telescopic system; 2) Pinnin system with two lateral pins developed
2001
1) Demag Mobile Cranes GmbH founded; 2) IC-1 control system introduced
2002
Demag acquired by Terex Corporation
2003
1) 5-axle crane family grows; 2) AC 200 boom reaches 68m
2006
Bierbach plant reopens
2008
CC 8800-1 twin offers 3,200t capacity, innovations
2012
1) Fall protection developed for lattice booms 2) Superlift 3800 introduced
2014
CC 8800-1 revolutionizes lattice boom
2015
Superlift 3800 Boom Buster developed
2016
IC-1 plus expands outrigger capabilities
2017
Demag AC 45 City launched
2019
Demag E-Pack debuts
2019
Tadano Group acquires Demag Mobile Cranes
2020
AC 7.450-1, GTC-1800EX cranes introduced
2020
Sales and Service organizations merge together
2021
Reorg begins. Lauf: carriers; ZweibrĂŒcken, uppers
TADANO
FAUN
MANTIS
DEMAG