Leading crane manufacturer and crane servicing company, Konecranes celebrated an important milestone in their Australian operations with a special ceremony at the company’s new headquarters in Ingleburn, Sydney.
Konecranes is celebrating 25 years in Australia with plans for further vigorous expansion to complement business growth exceeding 500% here in the last decade.
Konecranes President and CEO, Mr Pekka Lundmark and Australasian Managing Director Mr Brad Hyem spoke of major initiatives in sectors such as mining, oil and gas, ports, steel and industrial infrastructure development.
Officiated by the Ambassador for Finland, Her Excellency Ms Maija Lahteenmaki, the special ceremony marked the latest expansion by the global Konecranes group Down Under, where it has also recently opened a new national headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand.
Konecranes currently operates their comprehensive sales and service network in a total of 31 locations in both countries.
According to Mr Lundmark, the Asia Pacific is a region of great importance to Konecranes with the company’s Australian operations playing a significant role in the region.
The Konecranes group employs over 10,000 people in 46 countries and has more than 375,000 cranes of all brands under service contracts worldwide.
Konecranes industrial cranes and hoists are used by many industries throughout the Asia Pacific including oil and gas, ports and infrastructure projects, automotive production, energy and resources, manufacturing, metal and mineral processing, primary product and paper processing.
Mr Lundmark added that Konecranes will continue to invest in training and competence development to motivate their employees while leadership skills will continuously be developed to make sure the company is equipped to meet future challenges.
Mr Hyem said that the Konecranes CEO and Board of Directors were strongly supportive of expansion in Australia and New Zealand.
That the company is constantly redefining industry standards and evolving proven technologies and innovations can be observed with the development of container handling technology, in particular their RTG and ASC products.
Mr Hyem adds that Konecranes is excited to be partnering Hutchinson Ports in their entry to the Australian market with new terminals in Sydney and Brisbane.
He concludes by saying that Konecranes will continually strive to provide the best possible customer service by trusting their people, listening to their customers and continually investing in technology and product development.