Tadano was founded in 1948 in Takamatsu (JP). In the early fiftees the company startet to develop hydraulic cranes on a truck chassis. Today are i.a. all-terrain cranes,
rough-terrain cranes and crawler cranes build in different companies worldwide. About 1,500 employees are working at Tadano. Since 1990 is Tadano owning the german company FAUN, which is now 100% owned. In
this company, in Lauf a/d Pegnitz (DE) are cranes up to 600 tonnes capacity build.