Konecranes is ramping up to close the gap

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- 16 Jan 2014 ( #650 )
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Konecranes Lift Trucks is setting out to become one of the top two players in global container handling business. One important step in this direction is the newly closed acquisition of the container handling lift truck business of Linde Material Handling, owned by KION group.

The acquisition comprises the Linde brand's container handling business, i.e. reach stackers and container handlers for empty as well as laden containers, including spare parts and after sales services.

"We are pleased to see that the investment meets our own, but also the market's expectations. We can already see synergies and an increase of spare parts sales. Our ambition is to be one of top two in container handling business on the global market. By merging Linde's range of container handling business into Konecranes' existing range, we are closing the gap to our competitors", says Lars Fredin, Vice President and Head of BU Lift Trucks at Konecranes.

In beginning of 2014, all organizational changes will be implemented, dealers will be trained and manufacturing and spare parts deliveries will be up to speed.

"This acquisition means that Konecranes has access to a world wide dealership network alongside with our current modern production facilities in Sweden and China", says Lars Fredin and continues "Konecranes' industrial and logistic footprint ensures our customers a long term partnership in equipment for efficient container handling."

Added competence

Due to the acquisition Konecranes has sharpened it´s organisation by hiring new employees previously employed by Linde Material Handling;

SPARE PARTS

SPARE PARTS (From left side): Richard Taberner, Rajeev Jaiswal and Henry Lee <br />All three appointed to International Sales Managers, Parts.
SPARE PARTS (From left side): Richard Taberner, Rajeev Jaiswal and Henry Lee
All three appointed to International Sales Managers, Parts.

AFTER SALES SERVICE

AFTER SALES SERVICE: Paco Pruden, Product Support Area Technician
AFTER SALES SERVICE: Paco Pruden, Product Support Area Technician

SALES

SALES (From left side): John Elisson (previously employed by Cargotec/Kalmar) and Winfried Lux. <br />Both appointed to Sales Directors.
SALES (From left side): John Elisson (previously employed by Cargotec/Kalmar) and Winfried Lux.
Both appointed to Sales Directors.


Find out more about the Konecranes wide product range and service offering on www.kclifttrucks.com or click to view the Konecranes ShopFront.

For further information, please contact:

Lotta Tagesson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Konecranes Lift Trucks
E-mail: Send an email
Phone +46 433 735 01, mobile: +46 72 517 35 01

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