In 1942, Jean-Jacques Vernazza created MEDTRANS, shipping transit company, with 4 employees. End 1942, with the acquisition of a small company of stevedoring to support its activity, MEDIACO ACCONAGE is born.

After, in the 50’s, the purchase of a carrier crane NORDEST was the first step toward the purchase of more cranes for port services, more and more used to meet a general requirement in this activity and client's demands.

End 1972, Christian-Jacques VERNAZZA created MEDIACO LEVAGE. Attached to the city of Marseille, and widely involved in the local economic development and in innovative industrial projects, he wanted to keep there the head offices.
MEDIACO started strongly its lifting activity with the purchase of the most performing equipment at that date, especially with a Grove TM800 (the most powerful telescopic jib crane in the world) and with the use of the most modern technics, that allowed the rise of the profitability of the clients. Progressively, the park passed from the lattice cranes to the telescopic cranes, allowing MEDIACO to spread its notoriety quickly in France.

Alexandre-Jacques VERNAZZA joined the Group MEDIACO in 2006 to support the creation and development of MEDIACO YACHTS and MEDIACO MODULES, in parallel with the lifting and handling activities. He became in 2008 Exploitation manager for MEDIACO LEVAGE, and General Manager in 2010.

He succeeded at the Presidency of the family Group in 2013 and wants to carry on Christian-Jacques’ legacy.

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MEDIACO LEVAGE was the precursor to establish the first lifting and handling network in France and to comfort its position by the purchase of SOGECOFA Group in 2008, and with other strategic purchases on all the country.

Thanks to its network, its quality of work and its employees, the Group MEDIACO LEVAGE is at the present time leader in France in the sectors of lifting, industrial services and handling, with 2000 employees spread in 75 agencies, 3000 equipments, in which 800 cranes from 30 to 1000 Tons capacity.

The MEDIACO Group has started a diversification of its activities, especially in port facilities, storage, oil production, public parking exploitation, and the design/sale/location of leisure boats.