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Konecranes received an order for seven industrial cranes from Maplan in Austria

In August 2015, Konecranes received an order for seven industrial cranes from Austrian machine engineering company Maplan. The cranes will be delivered during the second quarter 2016 to Maplan’s new production facilities in Kottingbrunn, Austria.

Maplan is the quality and technology leader in elastomer engineering. The company provides innovative and high-quality products using state-of-the-art technology to customers in elastomer processing. Maplan produces elastomer injection moulding machines that are used mainly in O-ring and sealing technologies in e.g. automotive applications.

The seven ordered Konecranes cranes will be used for machine assembling in the manufacturing line. The cranes, of which 2 are single girder, 3 are double girder, and 2 wall travelling cranes, will have a lifting capacity ranging from 0.5-30 tons.

The cranes will be equipped with different kinds of advanced features. Two of the CXT hoists are in tandem use, meaning that they can be operated at the same time with one remote control. The tandem solution enables safe and easy load handling. In addition, there is a load display for the 30 ton CXT crane, which helps to control the load weight before lifting and offers increased safety.

To optimize crane usage, Konecranes will also provide training for the crane operators immediately after the compliance tests from the authorities. The agreement includes a maintenance contract for the new Konecranes cranes and also for other existing equipment.

Further information:
Markku Saarinen, VP, Industrial Equipment Region Europe, Konecranes
E-mail: [email protected] or phone +358 20 427 3550 

Investors and analysts:
Miikka Kinnunen, Director, Investor relations, Konecranes
E-mail: [email protected] or phone +358 20 427 2050

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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 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).