Lifting specialists Konecranes is renowned for its technologically-advanced EOT cranes up to 1000 tonne capacity - but Konecranes also has earned respect throughout Australasia for the quality and precision of its light workshop, warehouse and production line lifting equipment.
The new centre, at Unanderra, near Port Kembla in NSW, has become the central distribution and service point for the Australian and New Zealand markets. Managed by light lifting specialist Richard Jackson, this new facility is able to airfreight manual and electric chain hoists, chain blocks, lever lifts and spare parts to most places within just 24 hours.
Konecranes’ Product Manager – Light Lifting Equipment, Paul Holliday, points out that all of Konecranes’ light lifting equipment is also available through the company’s service departments and independent resellers throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Konecranes Australasia now has more than 130 specialists in crane commissioning and maintenance at 24 locations. Almost every working day, a new Konecranes machine is commissioned at an Australasian mining, aviation, transport or production facility.
Konecranes’ clients include many Australasian and South Asian industry giants, including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO); Air New Zealand; Alcoa; BHP Billiton; Australian Cement; Hydro Tasmania and Southern Hydro: Contact Energy NZ; Lihir Gold, Papua New Guinea; Patrick Corporation and P&O container terminals; Pilkington; Ratchaburi Power Station in Thailand; paper packaging group Thaikraft; and Uncle Tobys.
Konecranes recently established a new manufacturing facility at Ingleburn, Sydney. The new facility contains more than 3600 square metres of workshop floorspace to radically expand fabrication capabilities and streamline service to customers for cranes ranging from small jibs to Goliath gantry cranes capable of lifting more than 1000 tonnes.