The History of Cranes & Equipment Asia Thailand
Cranes & Equipment Asia was formed in 2000 by Kevin Fisher, Founder and Managing Director. Working out of a shop house in Chonburi, Kevin had vast experience in the Heavy Plant and Heavy Lift industry and put his knowledge into action when he formed CEA to provide services to the Oil & Gas sector.
By 2006 the company had established itself into a niche market concentrating on the core business of engineering, executing heavy or abnormal load transportation and heavy lift solutions.
In 2007 Andy Hall, Operations Director, was recruited by Kevin to join him in his vision to expand the company and move into the Project Logistics market. Andy’s operational and planning experience in the special projects industry was essential for the strategic growth of the company.
Global logistics service provider
In 2008 CEA were awarded several major Oil, Gas & Mining construction projects in Australia as project logistics service provider. By the end of the year, CEA’s workforce had grown to a complement of 30 with operational competencies sufficient to provide a total logistics solution.
In 2009 CEA secured 80,000 m2 of yard and warehouse space in the heart of Laem Chabang, Chonburi. This would now serve as their head office and logistics base. Building on this success, CEA procured trucks, cranes, container handling equipment, forklifts together with a range of rigging and lifting equipment to complement their range of services.
Today CEA has seen exponential growth in operations and employs over 250 staff providing a level of service that is unequalled within the ASEAN region. Kevin Fisher’s vision to be the industry leader and service provider for project logistics solutions is on course to be realised, CEA have expanded their fleet of equipment with an asset portfolio over US$10 million.
The strategic plan for the future is to replicate the success of the business in other regions. CEA have now expanded into Songkhla and Myanmar. John Hamilton, Country Manager, has been recruited to manage operations and growth in Myanmar. CEA have secured warehousing and operations yards in Thilawar Port, the main commercial seaport in Yangon.