The company Linden Comansa was initially referred to as "Imausa." During the early 1960s, they began their activities as tool and jig manufacturers. The company started out supplying mostly the bigger sub-contractors to the then booming automotive business
Around that same time, there was a strong industrial expansion in Spain. This period saw Imausa making more sophisticated jigs, machine tools and different types of tools for both in-house and external applications. In addition, the company specialized in making pre-fabricated steel structures specially for industrial buildings.
The company's most logical and next step was into the crane market. The Spanish tourist business exploded to soon become among the largest tourism magnets in the globe. This mass expansion of course brought a parallel demand for schools, housing and hospitals among different other things. The company became very busy, really fast.
The very first simple cranes manufactured were saddle-jib. These machines were best suited for the particular building methods being used during that time. The first crane model eventually grew into a variety of cranes with a capacity ranging from 12 to 42 metric-tons.
Linden Comansa saddle-jib cranes had already met the 200 metric-ton barrier by the early 1970s. Linden Comansa has surpassed the standard and has continued to design and engineer cranes which exceed the 900 metric ton capacity. There is presently manufacturing and design facilities that permit the development and production of more spectacular and even bigger machines.
There are several specific benefits offered by the unique Linden 8000 Modular System crane, that made it a logical addition to the range Linden Comansa offered to clients all around the world. These customers all over the world have purchased around 12,000 Linden Comansa cranes in addition to the approximately 6000 equipments made by Linden-Alimak within Sweden. These other cranes were manufactured before the acquisition of the world-wide selling and manufacturing rights of this specific modular system.