Van Schaften Leasing B.V. is an international, renowned player on the crane rental market. The company specializes in renting lifting cranes in accordance with the ‘bare rental’ principle. Van Schaften Leasing B.V.’s cranes are deployed throughout the world and due to their elaborate crane fleet they are always able to provide their customers with a suitable solution.
Due to the corona measures, we were unable to visit Van Schaften Leasing B.V. at their new premises in Rotterdam. Despite the digital meeting, we immediately encountered a pleasant atmosphere as the interview between Martijn Tuijtel (Managing Director Van Schaften Leasing B.V.), Hans Schmelling (CFO Van Schaften Group B.V.) and Heddi Khatib (Account Manager DLL) began.
How would you characterize Van Schaften Leasing B.V. as a company?
Van Schaften Leasing B.V. is part of the Van Schaften Group B.V. and operates entirely independently. The company originated from the foundation of Van Schaften Trucks B.V. in 1977. Van Schaften Leasing B.V. has been operating for approximately eight years.
'We experienced significant growth in a relatively short period of time. The young fleet consists of approximately 120 cranes at the present time,’ says Hans Schmelling, CFO of Van Schaften Group B.V. ‘Our cranes are rented out throughout the world in accordance with the “bare rental” principle. Our renters are responsible for the maintenance, operating costs and insurance, and for operating the equipment.’ Martijn Tuijtel, Managing Director, adds: ‘We rent out the equipment for the long term, on average between 12 and 24 months. Sometimes there is an outlier rental period, either up or down.’
The crane fleet comprises various cranes, but the emphasis is on caterpillar cranes (150 to 1600 tonnes) and mobile cranes (100 to 750 tonnes).
‘Van Schaften Leasing B.V. is a truly professional company,’ says Heddi Khatib, Account Manager at DLL. ‘I visit many companies in the crane sector; it’s a small world and this is why I knew Martijn Tuijtel before he started working at Van Schaften Leasing B.V. What typifies this company is the quality of its business operations. A clear vision, strong management with an excellent track record, and they know their customers. The fact that all 120 cranes are rented out is an indication that they know the market very well indeed.’