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Unveiling the Essence of “FB” at FB Cranes:

A Journey through Legacy and Innovation

Ever wondered what the ‘FB’ in FB Cranes stands for? Join us on a journey through time and technology as we unravel the mystery behind the

‘FB’ acronym


Welcome to FB Cranes, where innovation meets reliability. In this exploration, we delve into the heart of FB Cranes, uncovering the meaning of ‘FB’ and the rich tapestry of our company’s history, values, and commitment to excellence.

Unveiling ‘FB’

“What does ‘FB’ stand for in FB Cranes?” It’s a question that often echoes in the minds of those encountering our name. Allow us to clear the air – ‘FB’ proudly represents Frans Best, the visionary founder of FB Cranes. More than an acronym, ‘FB’ encapsulates a legacy of dedication and innovation in the lifting equipment industry.

Historical Roots
To truly understand ‘FB,’ we journey back to 1992 when Frans Best laid the foundation of FB Cranes. What started with two employees has blossomed into a team of 50, shaping the lifting landscape from our  1300m² factory in Wadeville and a 80m² facility in Rustenburg. Milestones adorn our path, and each one contributes to the vibrant history of ‘FB.’

FB in Action

‘FB’ is more than a name; it’s a philosophy embedded in every aspect of FB Cranes. From crane manufacturing to repair and maintenance, ‘FB’ signifies precision, reliability, and a commitment to excellence. Our in-house brands, the Amandla/TBM Steel Wire Rope Hoists and Amandla Electric Chain Hoists, reflect this commitment, showcasing our dedication to quality lifting solutions.

FB Journey

The journey of FB Cranes is a testament to passion and perseverance. Frans Best’s vision has steered us through decades of growth, making FB Cranes a cornerstone in the lifting machinery industry. From humble beginnings to two thriving manufacturing facilities, our journey is a story of determination and success.

FB Products and Services

At FB Cranes, we don’t just manufacture cranes; we engineer solutions. Our comprehensive services include crane manufacturing, repair, and maintenance. Highlighting our in-house brands, the Amandla/TBM Steel Wire Rope Hoists and Amandla Electric Chain Hoists, we emphasize quality, reliability, and innovation.

FB Vision and Mission

Our vision is clear: to be the preferred quality supplier in lifting machinery throughout Southern Africa. This vision drives our mission – providing high-quality, cost-competitive lifting machinery and services. At FB Cranes, we are committed to enhancing the value and effectiveness of our customers’ operations.

The ‘FB’ in FB Cranes is not just an acronym; it’s a legacy. From Frans Best’s vision in 1992 to our current standing as an industry leader, ‘FB’ encapsulates our journey, values, and commitment to quality.

Curious to explore more? Navigate through our website to discover the diverse range of lifting solutions FB Cranes offers. From crane manufacturing to innovative in-house products, we are your reliable partner in the world of lifting.