The SpanSet Group is an international specialist in the lifting and securing of loads.
With subsidiaries in all major developed countries and a global network of representatives, SpanSet is well versed in current regulations and can provide comprehensive on-site services.
We manufacture a variety of products, from fibres and trusses, to ratchets, lashing straps, steel components and the lifting equipment itself.
As a manufacturer, we are able to provide you with tailor-made equipment and customised solutions that fulfil the stringent requirements that must be met when transporting and assembling wind turbines and other large-scale components.
We take responsibility
A manufacturer is “responsible for designing and producing products” that are placed on the market bearing its name.
As soon as an operator designs and produces its own lifting equipment, it automatically becomes a manufacturer. Time and time again, insufficient attention is paid to the risks and liabilities involved in lifting and moving heavy loads, which sometimes has dramatic consequences for those responsible and those affected.
Always buy lifting equipment from a specialist and remember that choosing an unqualified manufacturing company may lead to those making this choice being held personally liable.
With certifications ranging from the manufacturer’s qualification for fusion welding pursuant to DIN EN ISO 3834-2 and the DIN EN 1090-1 manufacturer certification, to an in-house factory production control system for structural components up to EXC3 pursuant to EN 1090-2 and a quality management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001, you can rest assured that you are purchasing from a company that complies with all the relevant regulations.
From design, welding and testing to documentation and service, large-scale projects often involve a number of companies working simultaneously. This process is rather challenging, as each party must complete its work in full before the next stage can begin.
Responsibility is sometimes not clearly divided between the various companies and opportunities that could be gained through using modern manufacturing machinery are often missed.
SpanSet Axzion provides everything from one source.
SpanSet Axzion provides everything from one source. Development, manufacture and service are closely linked, any problems that may arise are resolved quickly and the design is tailored perfectly to the latest manufacturing techniques.
Our service team is on hand immediately in the event of any difficulties and we provide on-site instruction to your employees on how to use the lifting equipment supplied by us.
The enormous investments currently being made into renewable energy as well as the production of oil and gas are resulting in a growing need for large-scale lifting equipment. The weight of individual elements is increasing rapidly and many units are preassembled before transportation. In some cases, lifting solutions are needed urgently and the cost of not having lifting equipment can be extremely high. SpanSet Axzion is capable of very quickly supplying complete units that have been comprehensively tested by companies such as DEKRA or Germanischer Lloyd or by our inhouse 600 t or 1,500 t test benches.
In this Code, the Board of Directors lay down the ethical standards and define the way SpanSet does business. The corporate responsibility to stakeholders is deemed to be the basis for long term success. The Board endorses this Code and needs the whole company to endorse it as well. Failure to do so puts the Company’s business and reputation at risk.
Law and regulations
We obey applicable laws and regulations wherever we do business as well as internal Company regulations.
We succeed in competition by enacting our core values of Trustworthiness, Expertise and Interactivity, not by resorting to unfair tactics.
We do not tolerate corruption or bribery of any kind and do not offer or accept inappropriate gifts. Facilitating payments are not tolerated.
We try to build long term relationships with our clients by anticipating their needs and by providing them with the best products and services for their particular situation.
We avoid situations where private interests potentially conflict with interests of SpanSet. As a firm rule, any such occurrence is documented and reported to superiors.
We know our business is based on our people and we strive to create an environment where talent is strongly encouraged to develop further.
Leaders set an example through their actions for integrity and make sure that the employees know our Code.
We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment, be it based on race, gender, age or sexual orientation. We specifically avoid sexist jokes and the display of any material with sexual content.
SpanSet employees have the right to a safe and healthy working environment. We also strive to improve the safety in the workplace of our customers: our products and trainings play an important role in protecting users and preventing accidents.
Tangible and intangible assets of SpanSet can only be used for business purposes and all employees have the duty to avoid misuse, damage, waste or loss of said assets.
Technical knowhow and operational secrets belonging to SpanSet must be handled with great care as the unauthorized transfer to third parties can cause serious harm to the Company.
Breaking our Code, Company Policies, laws or regulations is deemed unacceptable and will lead to serious consequences, from a warning to demotion or termination. Not only the person breaking rules is exposed, but also direct superiors and any other employee knowing about the occurrence.
We respect Human Rights and try to minimize any negative impact on the Environment. Operating under a long term perspective means optimizing the utilization of resources.
We do our best to ensure that our partners abide by same rules as we do.
We do not tolerate child labour under any circumstance, be it directly or indirectly.
The whole Company must respect the Code.
Any changes to the Code will be reported to all employees.
We report any violation or potential violation of the Code to superiors; the act of reporting an occurrence will never be reprimanded.
SpanSet employees can contact their superiors regarding any questions or the Helpline directly under conducthelpline(at)spanset.com.
Board of Directors, SpanSet Inter AG
Axzion GKS Steel and Mechanical Engineering GmbH
40764 Langenfeld, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2173 208920