The Van Seumeren Kraanbedrijf crane rental business was founded. The family business would be pivotal in the growth and professionalization of the global market for heavy lifting and transport.
The companies Gebroeders Goedkoop and Van Wezel merged to former Mammoet Transport, the following year acquiring Stoof Breda, one of the leading Dutch heavy transport companies.
Mammoet develops a revolutionary container-sized Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT), now widely used industry-standard equipment.
ALE was founded by Roger Harries. A majority of its work was undertaken from Hixon, UK, providing transport and heavy lifting to the conventional power generation sector.
ALE opened a branch in Abu Dhabi, serving the oil gas, and power industries in the UAE. It would later establish key engineering innovation hubs in Breda and Madrid.
Mammoet raised the Russian nuclear submarine wreck Kursk, using over 3,000t of tailor-made equipment.
ALE transported Concorde GBOAA from London to Scotland using SPMTs and a multi-purpose barge.
ALE launched the world's largest capacity land-based crane at the time, the SK190, which would go on to spawn the SK350 and SK10,000, with capacities of 5,000t and 10,000t respectively.
The Mega Jack was launched. This system changed construction in the offshore industry, and holds the record for heaviest lift at 43,475t.
ALE makes its last acquisition - of Dutch offshore services firm Conbit - growing to its final size, employing around 1,800 people across 40 branches worldwide.
ALE completed a string of high-profile projects: the UK's heaviest crane lift at Earl's Court, London; the launch of the RSS Sir David Attenborough and roof installation at Mordavia Arena, 2018 FIFA World Cup venue.