Established in march, 1972, ORTS GmbH specialise in the manufacturing of grabs, together with a wide range of bulk handling machinery. Originally, Orts relied on other companies for appliance manufacturing, while Orts handled only sales and construction. In 1974, production was localised in a single shop in Sereetz, Germany (near Lübeck, 60km from Hamburg). Orts took on this company under a new name: “ORTS GmbH, Maschinenfabrik” in 1985.
With the help of his extensive, specialist experience in the industry, Eng. Sigvard F. Orts has designed and manufactures some of the largest grabs ever produced.
Orts have also constructed unique grab solutions for clients across the globe, including a floating grab for collection of surface oil from water. The grab's robust design allows it to operate in rough weather conditions where other equipment fails.
At the start of the 1980's, ORTS introduced the first grab designs featuring completely enclosed buckets, for added environmental protection, together with 115-tonne salvage grabs for demolition and removal of ship wrecks. Orts' largest dredging grabs were been supplied for use in St Petersburg, in the mid 1980's.
Rope, Salvage, Electro-Hydraulic Grabs
Orts offer a diverse product range including:
- Electro-hydraulic grabs
- one to four-rope mechanical rope grabs
- radio-operated diesel hydraulic grabs
- salvage grabs
- dredger grabs
- heavy lifting beams (up to a hundred tonnes)
- crane systems for controlling electro-hydraulic grabs
- cargo turners
- special equipment (e.g. spreader for emptying containers with bulk cargo inside)
- flat-traverse frames
Grab Maintenance and Repair
Orts' major clients include shipping corporations, requiring durable grabs able to withstand harsh maritime conditions, loading and unloading goods from ships across the world.
Orts' also offer grab maintenance and repair services, both for their own range of grabs, and for grabs purchased from other suppliers.
In the late 1990s, Orts took on the final technical drawings from the insolvent ZGS (previously 'TAKRAF VEB Schmiede und Schweißwerk Zwickau SSW', the primary grab producer in former East Germany. After an extended partnership with them of almost three decades, ORTS can supply (where drawings are accessible, spare parts for former customers of ZGS / TAKRAF VEB grabs.
Calculated over the lifespan of the grab, ORTS supply the most cost-effective grabs on the market. Our grabs are trustworthy, efficient and highly effective, requiring a minimum of maintenance and spare parts.
Orts GmbH Maschinenfabrik Ltd
Schwartauer Str 99