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- ZWAGERMAN Materieel BV

Based in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam and headquartered in Nederhorst den Berg, the Crane Company Zwagerman was founded about 50 years ago.

Since 1995, Peter Barnhoorn and Anneke Barnhoorn-Zwagerman as a married couple took over the management of the company, until a few years ago, when they handed over the business to three grandchildren of founder Jacob Zwagerman,

From the beginning, the family has been involved in the leadership of the various departments of the old company.

The demerger of a new division called "Zwagerman V.M.T. BV" for the rental market of crawler cranes was a huge success. This division achieved a significant market share shortly after the demerger, especially in the rental market of crawler cranes from 30 to 350 tons.

After the demerger the activities were not limited to only the Netherlands and today the crawler cranes are used worldwide for various construction projects.


The primary focus of activities is, as previously mentioned, on the rental of crawler cranes, on the basis of 24-hour service and they can be deployed with the guarantee of flexible usage. Therefore it's possible to quickly deliver the required crawler cranes on site and to rapidly deploy them for operational use, so that they can be used by the customers without any form of delay.

Our activities don’t just offer you the ability to the rent our crawler cranes, but we also offer your business certified and experienced crane operators and technical support staff.


Besides the rental of crawler cranes, the company is also active in the trade market for crawler cranes and purchases and sells both new and used crawler cranes.

The sister company Zwagerman Materieel BV is active in the global trade market and has a large range of different crane brands and models available. All crawler cranes meet European safety standards and carry the CE certificate.

At present, the company has about 80 crawler cranes in use, which can be equipped to a specialized load out, for example, draglines, hooks, pipe laying equipment and diaphragm wall grabs, for use with diaphragm walls, excavation, dynamic soil compaction, handling and so on. Some crawler cranes are equipped with a raised cabin with a range of up to 9 meters.