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is the largest Japan-based manufacturer of cranes
A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and thus move loads beyond the normal capability of...
and aerial work platform
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Founder of Tadano Ltd. Masuo Tadano started as a steel fabricator in 1919 at Fujitsuka-cho, Takamatsu, Japan. In 1948, he founded Tadano Ltd. and set up the first manufacturing plant of cargo handling equipment, in the following years the company expanded manufacturing to include various industrial equipment. In 1955, Tadano introduced the first hydraulic truck crane with the capacity of 2 tonnage for the Japanese market. In 1960, Tadano successfully manufactured an export model of hydraulic truck crane and exported it to Indonesia
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From then, they have expanded market into worldwide and established a solid international position in the field of hydraulic mobile cranes. From mid-term plan 2008, they are aiming to become the No.1 manufacturer of LE domain (LE means Lifting Equipment, machinery and equipment reflecting the concept of mobile, gravity-defying equipment for aerial work).
In 1972, TADANO listed company's shares on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
They are also known by the project to restore the Ahu Tongariki
Ahu Tongariki is the largest ahu on Rapa Nui/Easter Island . Its moai were toppled during the island's civil wars and in the twentieth century the ahu was swept inland by a tsunami. It has since been restored and has fifteen moai including an 86 tonne moai that was the heaviest ever erected on the...
Moai , or mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms called ahu around the...
Statues on Easter island
Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people...
from 1991 to 1993.