Gottwald manufactures equipment for material handling in ports and harbors, specializing in cranes. As of 2007, it was the world’s 14th largest crane manufacturer. The company is based in Dusseldorf, Germany and is a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG.
In 2003, a company press release disclosed that Gottwald exported three mobile harbor cranes to the Iranian Ports and Shipping Organization. Gottwald maintains a sales and service center in Dubai which services Iran.