BCP Cranes UK is Born

AG Cranes Ltd is pleased to announce that a signed agreement is now in place between AG Cranes and Balkancarpodem of Bulgaria and this means that AG Cranes via the new Company BCP Cranes UK is the sole UK and Ireland distributor of BCP Cranes.


The official signing ceremony, left to right:
Nikolay Kavalov Technical Director, Stoyan Milev Sales Manager, Alan Griffiths MD of AG Cranes,
Pencho Buzov President BCP

Balkancarpodem (BCP) are based in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, with a manufacturing plant in Gabrovo and produces electric wire rope hoists with rated capacities from 1 tonne up to 50 tonnes safe working load. To date more than 2.3 million of its “T” series hoists have been sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Recently, this series has been updated. The new MH series is designed to meet FEM and ISO standards and displays a modular approach to design, with a two-stage heliocentric gear unit mounted to one side of the body.

BCP still also produce the old type “T” hoists with the round body (MH hoists have a rectangular body) for clients that request them.

BCP is also a crane builder as well as a hoist manufacturer and all its products are TÜV and CE certified. For Canada and USA BCP have inspections from IMQ Italy twice a year to get the CSA mark.

BCP has been in the crane and hoist business for more than 40 years and the founder, Mr Buzov, is still president of the company.

Currently BCP is making about 5,000 wire rope hoists a year and 800 electric chain hoists and around 90% of its production is for the export market.

BCP has subsidiaries and partners in more than 60 countries, and now with addition of AG Cranes it now fully enters the UK market.

BCP offers a wide range of options and can produce the hoist with or without electric equipment and are prepared to make special executions for our clients.

For example, a low headroom trolley has been made for a replacement application in Australia where there was just 450mm of headroom. For the Netherlands, BCP ships hoists without electric equipment or rope and with single speed for trolley and lifting motions because frequency control drives are added locally. For the USA, a second brake (supplied by Lenze) is added to every hoist.

Increasingly BCP is focused on supply components and crane kits rather than complete built-up systems.

A spokesman for BCP said “We see that clients now are looking only for components and not complete cranes,” he says. “We have the capability to produce all types of cranes, but 80% is double rail crane crabs, block travel wheels, motor reducers and end carriages.”

To learn more about what BCP can offer the UK market speak to us today.