J&B Grabs B.V. is a holding company engaged primarily in the development, manufacture and reconditioning of hydraulic and wire rope grabs. The company started in 1945 in the manufacture and overhauling of re-handling grabs.

J&B Grabs use 3-D solid modelling and FEA (finite element analysis) in the design of its grabs. This means that customer- specific requirements can be implemented in the design and production process.

The company has a wide range of standard type grabs, all of which are readily available.

J&B’s grabs are used among many brands and types of available cranes; some examples include Sennebogen, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Liebherr,Volvo, Fuchs and more.

Due to the many brands and types of cranes using different connecting systems, J&B Grabs has developed a number of quick-change connectors. Mechanical and hydraulic systems meant that it is possible to change between grabs within ten minutes. The company delivers grabs and parts internationally.

This year, J&B Grabs will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Located in the centre of The Netherlands, it is a great base for 

its customers, offering ideal solutions for handling all kinds of bulk material.

Over time, J&B has become a solid partner for bulk handling companies for not only offering the standard range of products, but also creating ideal solutions for its customers’ needs. This means the optimum ratio of grab weight and capacity without compromising customers wishes.

Besides the regular clamshells and orange peel grabs, J&B engineers and builds special equipment for bulk handling and other cargo handling.

Also, in the dredging industry, J&B is well represented. Its dredging grabs include:

  • hydraulic clamshell for dredging with special sealing for pins and bushes; and
  • the hydraulic round nose bucket to dig extreme hard layers of clay.


J&B products will be exhibited during E-Crane’s ‘Demo Days’, which will take place at E-Crane’s European headquarters in Adegem, Belgium, from 26–30 May this year. Here, customers can see what J&B’s 70 years of experience can achieve.