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WMI Konecranes Bags order from JSW Steel worth Rs. 58 Cr.

 WMI Konecranes has bagged the order to supply total 21 heavy duty cranes to JSW steel worth Rs. 58 Cr. WMI Konecranes (Formerly WMI Cranes Ltd.) is a 100% subsidiary of Konecranes plc, Finland. Konecranes Plc acquired 100% stake in WMI Cranes in August 2011 and the name of WMI Cranes was subsequently changed to WMI Konecranes India Ltd.

JSW Group has grown to US$ 9 billion in little over a decade and has presence across various sectors – Steel, Energy, Minerals, Port & Infrastructure, Cement, and Aluminium. JSW Steel, the flagship company of the JSW Group, is today an integrated steel manufacturer. JSW Steel is the largest private sector steel manufacturer in terms of installed capacity. JSW is part of US $ 15 billion O.P. Jindal Group.

This order is one of the biggest single orders in terms of number of cranes to be supplied and the total value in Indian crane industry. WMI Konecranes has supplied more than 4000 cranes till date and is a dominating market leader in steel industry crane market segment. WMI Konecranes has been a preferred supplier for cranes to JSW Steel right from the inception of their Plant. These cranes are to be used for the critical coil handling application in the Cold Rolling Mill in JSW steel plant Complex at Torranagallu, Hospet District, Karnataka. These cranes will be integrated as a part of the state of the Art, Automated Coil yard management system in the Cold Rolling Mill of this steel plant. This single order is consist of 3 nos of 50 Ton cranes, 2 nos of 50/10 Ton cranes, 1 nos of 60 Ton crane, 2 nos of 60/10 Ton crane, 5 nos of 35 Ton crane, 7 nos of 35/10 Ton crane and one 15 Ton crane for maintenance application. All the cranes are fully automatic backed by the time tested technology of WMI Konecranes since past 4 decades. 

Steel Plants are one of the complex manufacturing production units, each lifting application in steel mill represent its own challenge and unique environment.  WMI Konecranes has been delivering proven lifting solutions for every stage of the steel making process and supplying most reliable Laddle cranes, charging cranes, shipping area cranes, slab & billet handling cranes, Bar, plates and also coil handling cranes which are important part of the complete manufacturing process.

The cranes are expected to be delivered to JSW Steel, Torranagallu plant by end of 2012 , says Mr. Saeesh Nevrekar, Country Manager and Managing Director of WMI Konecranes India Ltd. JSW Steel has been our one of the prestigious and biggest customer and this order is no less than a positive acknowledgment to our quality products and customer satisfaction, he adds further.

For Media information, please contact: Abhijeet Das, Marketing & Communication, WMI Konecranes India Limited.  E-mail: abhijeet.das@konecranes.com or Tel: +91 20 40047470

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2011, Group sales totaled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).