CraneSolutions was founded in 1991 under the name R.Stahl Transporttechniek and in general they sold crane components of the brand STAHL on the Dutch market. In 2006 the name R.Stahl Transporttechniek was changed to Stahl CraneSystems B.V.

CraneBuilders was founded in 1971 under the name Hessema and was specialized in the production of brake resitors and electro components for cranes. Because of an increase in the production of overhead cranes the name was changed to Kraan Service B.V. in 1994.
In that same year the company was moved to its present location and "Katwijk" was added to the company name and from then the company was known under the name Kraanservice Katwijk B.V.

Because both companies were working with the products of STAHL CraneSystems and both active in the same area of expertise the decision was made in 2008 to join forces and continue under the names CraneSolutions B.V. and CraneBuilders B.V.
In 2015 the activities of both companies were administered by CraneSolutions B.V. to be able to approach the market with one strong company name.