Konecranes appoints Anders Svensson as president and CEO

Anders Svensson has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Konecranes Plc, he will assume his role on 7 December 2022 at the latest. Anders Svensson joins Konecranes from Sandvik, where he is currently president of the Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions Business Area. Prior to his current role, he has held various leadership […]

10/06/2022 - 17:39 pm

Konecranes describes the impact of the war in Ukraine on its business

Konecranes operates a crane and component factory in Zaporizhzhia, in the south-eastern part of Ukraine. The factory is one of the Industrial Equipment supply factories for crane components and a crane manufacturing unit for Eastern Europe deliveries. It also offers extra capacity for Konecranes’ western crane deliveries specialising in large steel structures. In addition, Konecranes […]

22/04/2022 - 08:40 am

Cargotec and Konecranes merger cancelled

The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. According to the CMA’s final report issued today, the remedies – which would have removed all overlapping businesses of the two companies and were accepted by the European Commission (EC) – would not be effective in addressing the CMA’s concerns […]

29/03/2022 - 14:24 pm

Konecranes new targets to limiting global warming

Konecranes has announced new climate targets that will target emissions in both its own operations and its value chain. This is in line with the latest climate research, which, proves an urgent need to cut emissions in order to limit global warming to 1.5degC. The new targets support Konecranes’ efforts to cut emissions, further develop […]

01/02/2022 - 12:04 pm

Konecranes to supply six cranes to Singapore’s Tuas Nexus

Konecranes has won a contract to supply six Waste-to-Energy (WtE) cranes to Singapore’s Tuas Nexus – Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF). The order underscores Konecranes’ commitment to helping customers and industries grow and transform so they run more efficiently, sustainably, and safely. Tuas Nexus – IWMF is Singapore’s first integrated facility to treat incinerable waste, […]

13/12/2021 - 11:28 am

Konecranes and Cargotec merger can go ahead in China

State Administration for Market Regulation has approved the merger between Konecranes and Cargotec in China. On 1 October 2020, Konecranes Plc (Konecranes) and Cargotec Corporation (Cargotec) announced that the companies had signed a combination agreement and plan to combine through a merger, subject to regulatory and other approvals (the Transaction). Konecranes and Cargotec have received […]

11/08/2021 - 19:42 pm

Keeping  overhead cranes in line

Overhead cranes are the workhorses of industry, lifting, shifting and moving heavy items around the clock. If the cranes stop, industry stops, so uptime is vital. Cranes that are straight, square and aligned properly experience lower repair costs, optimum safety and superior levels of uptime and performance. To keep cranes on the straight and narrow, […]

02/06/2021 - 12:47 pm
Products  >  Hoist

Synthetic rope benefits powerful hoists

Konecranes has introduced a new synthetic rope upgrade to its S-series hoists, to provide significant advantages over alternative materials. Synthetic rope reduces wear and tear of both the rope and the components, as it has less surface pressure and friction against the reeving components. James Dowe, managing director of Konecranes Australia and New Zealand says, […]

09/03/2021 - 11:02 am

Older cranes deliver new gains

Nearly all industries depend on electric overhead travelling cranes (EOTs) for their heavyweight maintenance, manufacturing and process needs. The fleets of these essential workhorses of industry have experienced exponential growth over the last 20 years, with rapid economic growth until the Covid pandemic mothballed some sectors of industry and cut production in others. Now this […]

22/02/2021 - 19:20 pm

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