Konecranes News

New universal rope guide increases safety on wire rope hoists
06.02.2017 - Konecranes has introduced a new universal rope guide designed to enhance flexibility, reliability and safety on small or mid-sized wire rope hoists.
Sydney training centre extends Konecranes’ commitment to service and quality
22.01.2017 - Konecranes has launched a new technician training centre in Sydney, extending the organisation’s commitment to crane service and quality.
Konecranes gets a double at 2016 Bulk Handling Awards nominations
30.10.2016 - Konecranes has been named a finalist at the 2016 Bulk Handling Awards in two categories.
Konecranes launches new Generation C range of lift trucks in Australasia
02.02.2016 - Konecranes announces the launch of its new Generation C series of lift trucks in the Australasian market.
Case Study: Konecranes delicately and accurately handles glass for Viridian Trade Centre
29.06.2015 - A 5t Konecranes CXT crane is being used by leading Australian glass supplier Viridian to handle glass safely at its new all-inclusive glass trading centre.
Konecranes’ new runway analysis prevents downtime and optimises maintenance programs
19.06.2015 - RailQ from Konecranes is an overhead crane maintenance diagnostic tool designed to provide a precise, reliable runway analysis in a cost-effective way.
Steel manufacturer achieves 890km crane relocation
11.06.2015 - Konecranes was approached by leading steel manufacturer Peer Industries to assist with the relocation of one of their CXT cranes.
Konecranes introduces new heavy-duty, modular UNITON crane
03.06.2015 - Konecranes presented its new UNITON crane for the first time at the South East Asian Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) Conference in Manila in May.
Konecranes RopeQ magnetic rope inspection aiding rope safety and service life
13.05.2015 - The Konecranes RopeQ Magnetic Rope Inspection is an advanced diagnostic tool for wire rope hoists.
Adsteel installs new Konecranes CXT cranes in South Australian plant
30.04.2015 - A new Konecranes CXT crane installed at Adsteel’s plant is delivering improved cycle times, increased efficiency and reduced overall costs.
Konecranes’ new BOXHUNTER revolutionises RTG crane efficiency
21.04.2015 - Konecranes has introduced a new rubber tyre gantry crane designed to increase operational efficiency and save time in the retrieval of shipping containers.
Konecranes to supply four RTG cranes to GCT Deltaport in Vancouver, Canada
15.04.2015 - Konecranes has won a contract from GCT Canada Limited Partnership to supply four Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes for the GCT Deltaport facility.
New Konecranes crane combines CXT technology essentials with cost efficiency
09.04.2015 - Konecranes announces the launch of a new crane featuring the essentials of the proven CXT technology.
Konecranes Crane Reliability Study optimising crane usage for better safety and productivity
01.04.2015 - World-leading crane service organisation, Konecranes has introduced its Crane Reliability Study (CRS) to Australasia.
Konecranes RMG cranes carry Pacific National’s intermodal operations into the future
02.02.2015 - Konecranes is delivering its Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes to Pacific National, Australia’s largest private rail freight operator.
First Konecranes SMARTON ‘crane with a brain’ helps Arrium lift safely
12.01.2015 - An Indonesian company has become one of the earliest adopters of the new Konecranes SMARTON intelligent crane in South East Asia.
Intelligent Konecranes SMARTON crane helps Aussie company lift safely in Indonesia
10.12.2014 - A Konecranes SMARTON overhead crane has been deployed by Australian company Commonwealth Steel at their Indonesian facility in Cilegon.
Konecranes workstations evolving for changing customer needs
27.10.2014 - Crane workstations by Konecranes are designed to precisely fit the different lifting needs of diverse industries.
Konecranes wins historic order for automated RTG system from Indonesian container terminal operator
17.06.2014 - Konecranes has been commissioned to deliver an Automated RTG (ARTG) crane system to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan.
Konecranes replaces single girder cranes at B&D Doors with more efficient, high safety models
30.05.2014 - Konecranes replaced 11 single girder cranes at B&D Doors and Openers’ manufacturing facility in Revesby, Sydney with more efficient high safety models.
ANZPAC's focus on safety and efficiency boosted by Konecranes service and CLX hoist technology
11.03.2014 - Konecranes is one of the world’s largest crane service providers with more than 420,000 cranes of all brands under service contract worldwide.
Konecranes develops explosion proof underground coal mine cranes
30.01.2014 - Konecranes introduces a new range of explosion-proof cranes designed to meet mining industry challenges.
Konecranes develops non-destructive crane testing methods
22.01.2014 - Konecranes has introduced non-destructive testing for overhead cranes designed to ensure safe operation.
Crane maintenance of the future arrives to provide a window on safety, efficiency and downtime avoidance
18.11.2013 - Konecranes says future crane maintenance technologies will enable owners to be pro-active in ensuring cost-effective practices, safety and traceability.
Konecranes helps Thomas & Coffey achieve 10 years without a single lost time injury
07.08.2013 - Konecranes has helped their client Thomas & Coffey achieve an impressive 10-year safety record in Central Queensland.
New-generation Konecranes CLX chain hoist designed for reliability, safety and efficiency
06.06.2013 - Konecranes has launched a new-generation electric chain hoist designed to meet and exceed rigorous reliability, safety and efficiency demands of diversified industrial users.
Radio remote controls ensure safety and precision on Konecranes overhead cranes at J Boag brewery
12.04.2013 - Konecranes overhead and monorail cranes at Tasmanian brewer J Boag & Son were fitted with radio remote controls to ensure precision and operator safety when lifting and positioning the loads.
Konecranes focuses industry attention on implementing crane safety and risk management changes
09.04.2013 - Konecranes, the world leader in crane service and safety compliance has called upon industry to carefully plan its response to the latest Australian Standards for crane safety.
Konecranes meets challenges of maintaining mature crane stock for Xstrata in Abbot Point salt air environment
08.03.2013 - Konecranes is providing crane maintenance services to Xstrata at its Abbot Point Bulk Coal Terminal One near Bowen in Queensland.
Major Victorian power station chooses Konecranes for crane reliability surveys before recertification
01.03.2013 - Global crane OEM Konecranes has been chosen by Yallourn Power Station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley for carrying out crane reliability surveys on cranes due for recertification.
Civil contractor Ertech specifies Konecranes in new facility
10.01.2013 - Leading civil contractor Ertech has installed Konecranes overhead cranes in their new equipment maintenance facility that will service approximately 170 items of major plant.
World leader Konecranes expands Kalgoorlie branch founded on local expertise
05.12.2012 - World-leading crane service organisation, Konecranes has expanded its Kalgoorlie branch to provide global service capabilities delivered with local knowledge and expertise.
Mercury Awards 2012 Spotlight: Konecranes wins Materials Handling Solution Award
19.09.2012 - Konecranes took out the Materials Handling Solution Award at the recent 2012 Mercury Awards for a unique lifting solution the company provided to defence contractor Austal.
Konecranes Australia NZ heads huge field to score World’s Best Safety Award
25.07.2012 - Konecranes has awarded its Australia-New Zealand business the global safety award for outstanding performance among operations spanning 47 countries.
Konecranes advanced lifting, safety and inspection technologies to feature at QME
14.06.2012 - Konecranes will introduce some of its most advanced safety, ergonomic and reliability technologies at the QME Exhibition in Mackay from July 24 to July 26.
Konecranes introduced new Hybrid power pack for its Rubber Tired Gantry cranes
04.06.2012 - New Hybrid Power Pack completes Konecranes full range of power options for RTGs.
New Konecranes office and workshop facility benefits customers in Victoria and Tasmania
14.05.2012 - Global crane manufacturer and crane servicing company Konecranes has opened a new office and workshop in Sunshine West, Melbourne, more than doubling the size of its headquarters for Victoria and Tasm
Konecranes supplies unique solution to Austal to control 16 overhead hoists with a single operator
09.03.2012 - Konecranes devised a unique lifting solution for defence prime contractor, Austal to enable 16 overhead hoists to be controlled simultaneously by a single operator.
Konecranes installs 23 overhead cranes for BAE Systems’ air warfare destroyer project
22.02.2012 - World-leading crane supplier Konecranes has installed 23 overhead cranes at BAE Systems’ Williamstown shipyard in Melbourne, Australia over the past two years.
New Konecranes 55-ton overhead crane featuring sway control safety chosen for Veyance Belting
20.02.2012 - A new 55-ton double girder overhead crane from Konecranes featuring the safety and precision of sway control has been installed at Veyance Belting of Bayswater, Victoria to replace a 40-ton crane.
Konecranes service a winner for new WA industrial estate
07.02.2012 - Konecranes has announced that by providing strong customer service, it has secured orders for more 10 ton single girder overhead cranes, to be supplied to a major industrial estate in WA.
Konecranes celebrates outstanding growth and new opportunities Down Under
16.11.2011 - 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 Inglebu
Konecranes Maintenance Safeguards BlueScope Lysaght Factory
22.09.2011 - Konecranes maintenance, inspection and certification services have helped safeguard BlueScope Lysaght Factory.
Konecranes Chosen for NUR Kulim Hi Tech Park Project
24.08.2011 - Northern Utility Resources Generation (NUR) has chosen Konecranes’ crane services to help assist in their electricity project plans at Kulim Hi Tech Park.
Konecranes offers an intelligent crane solution for the steel industry
20.07.2011 - Konecranes delivered a crane featuring the new SMARTON technology to BlueScope Steel, a leading steel company in Australia and New Zealand specialising in the production of flat steel products.
Konecranes opens new branch at Hunter Valley
15.07.2011 - Konecranes opens their new branch at Singleton, Hunter Valley to help cater the major coal and mining industries of the region.
Konecranes Crane Maintenance sets global benchmark
08.07.2011 - The Western Australian branch of the global Konecranes organisation has been declared the best service branch in the world. Konecranes is a world-leading provider of overhead cranes and lifting equipm
Konecranes Expands Services to NZ Customers at New Premises
29.04.2011 - Leading crane manufacturing and servicing company Konecranes has moved to new premises in Auckland to better service the requirements of its expanding customer base throughout New Zealand.
Southern Steel Installs 17 New Konecranes Overhead Cranes over 12 Months
28.04.2011 - Major Australian steel distributor Southern Steel has extended its long running relationship with Konecranes with the successful installation of 17 new overhead cranes over the past 12 months.
Ferrocut Boosts Efficiency and Safety with Konecranes CXT Overhead Cranes
27.04.2011 - South Australia’s leading steel profile cutter, Ferrocut has installed Konecranes CXT overhead cranes at its new factory and warehouse complex to increase efficiency and operator safety.
Konecranes Introduces RopeQ Wire Rope Diagnostic Technology for Crane Safety, Reliability and Service Life
21.04.2011 - Konecranes is introducing a new diagnostic technology in Australasia that evaluates the working condition of wire ropes in lifting equipment.
Environmentally friendly Smarton heavy-duty process cranes from Konecranes
30.03.2011 - Smarton, Konecranes’ new heavy-duty process cranes are designed as customized, intelligent, and environmentally sustainable lifting systems for demanding maintenance and heavy process use.
Konecranes’ High Performance SMARTON Crane System to Showcase at NMW
29.03.2011 - Konecranes will be displaying a high performance modular crane system designed to maximise safety while minimising energy consumption and downtime at the National Manufacturing Week.
Konecranes to Participate in Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo
28.03.2011 - Konecranes is showcasing their lifting solutions at the 2011 Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo being held in Toowoomba this year.
Konecranes to Participate in National Manufacturing Week
10.03.2011 - Konecranes will be participating in the NMW 2011 in May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
New Boxrunner Straddle Carriers from Konecranes
24.02.2011 - The new Boxrunner straddle carriers from Konecranes, a specialist in container handling equipment form a flexible link between ship-to-shore cranes and automated yard cranes.
Overhead Cranes from Konecranes Installed at Tubular Steel Manufacturing Plant
27.01.2011 - Overhead cranes from Konecranes were specified for installation at a new purpose-built steel manufacturing facility in Melbourne.
Remox and RemoC Radio Control Systems from Konecranes
04.11.2010 - The Konecranes Radio Control Systems have been designed for easy load handling and tough operation conditions in a variety of demanding industrial crane applications.
Steel light cranes from Konecranes
08.10.2010 - Konecranes present steel light cranes which provide an ideal solution for lighter lifting needs ranging from single working cells to longer production lines.
Rail mounted gantry cranes from Konecranes
07.10.2010 - For intermodal terminals where containers are loaded from trains to trucks and vice versa, Konecranes provides rail mounted gantry cranes. All unnecessary movements are eliminated by the rail and leav
SMV forklift trucks from Konecranes
06.10.2010 - For large bulk handing, Konecranes provide SMV forklift trucks designed for mobility, power, longevity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. SMV forklift trucks feature a lifting capacity of 10-80 tonne
Reach stackers from Konecranes
05.10.2010 - Konecranes approaches the heavy lifting industry with a considerable amount of experience and knowledge, bringing to customers the latest generation of reach stackers after years of development and work.
Konecranes XN Electric Chain Hoists Enhance Safety for Maintenance Tasks
04.10.2010 - Konecranes is a world-leading provider of specialised lifting solutions and crane services.
New Gladstone Facility for Konecranes Helps Service Queensland Mining and Building Boom
07.09.2010 - Konecranes has opened a new branch in Gladstone, Queensland to service Rio Tinto’s joint-venture QAL plant in addition to other industrial and mining customers between Brisbane and Mackay.
Konecranes introduces 3D safety surveys of crane systems to identify reliability and maintenance issues
23.07.2010 - Konecranes services the construction industry with a range of cranes and other lifting equipment, as well as providing maintenance and service support.
Konecranes is expanding its range of explosion proof cranes within Australasia
19.04.2010 - Global supplier of overhead cranes and lifting equipment, Konecranes, is expanding its comprehensive range of explosion proof cranes and components for service, retrofits and upgrading.
Lifting Solution from Konecranes
07.04.2010 - Konecranes provides a comprehensive range of lifting solution and services for overhead cranes, monorail hoists and more. They have been serving heavy steel company Bradken Industrial for more than a decade with their products.
Konecranes’ SMARTON compact modular crane system cleverly lifts safety, energy efficiency and uptime
10.02.2010 - Konecranes have introduced to Australia and New Zealand a high performance modular crane system that maximises safety while minimises energy consumption and downtime.
KEGCO’s power lifting partnership with Konecranes provides Asia-Pacific model of infrastructure crane safety and maintenance
11.01.2010 - Thailand has the second largest economy in South-East Asia after Indonesia and plans to increase total generating capacity from about 30,000 MW in 2009 to more than 50,000MW by 2021.
New Mackay premises for Konecranes provide supply and servicing capacity for northern mining surge
06.11.2009 - Leading crane manufacturer and servicing company Konecranes has moved to new premises in Mackay, providing the space needed to service the growing requirements of its customers in North Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Konecranes supplies advanced radio-controlled dual hoist overhead cranes to Midalia Steel in WA
05.11.2009 - Konecranes, has recently carried out successful installations at a number of sites of Western Australia’s premier steel products supplier Midalia Steel, a subsidiary of OneSteel.
Konecranes and Bluescope Steel Work Together in Thailand
12.10.2009 - Konecranes is working in partnership with Bluescope Steel to optimise materials handling operations in Thailand.
Industrial Cranes from Konecranes used for New Bianco Site
03.06.2009 - When industrial supplier Bianco recently relocated to a new site in South Australia, industrial cranes from Konecranes were selected for the versatile heavy lifting that would be required in the struc
Konecranes supplies industrial cranes for Bianco
02.05.2008 - When industrial supplier Bianco moved to a new greenfields site in South Australia, it chose industrial cranes from Konecranes for the versatile heavy lifting that would be required in the structural steel division of the plant.
Konecranes expands the brand in Asia Pacific
30.04.2008 - Konecranes has expanded the responsibilities of its top Asia-Pacific executive after global expansion in its business has pushed sales past $A2 billion a year.
Konecranes expands its Asia-Pacific reach with Workstation Cranes XM
23.02.2007 - The crane manufacturing and maintenance services company, Konecranes is extending the Asia-Pacific reach of its global technology into light crane systems, including its Workstation Cranes XM.
Konecranes’ site management programs to identify potential equipment problems
27.10.2006 - Site management programs developed by the large crane manufacturing and maintenance services group, Konecranes, are being used by leading resource companies to pinpoint potential equipment problems long before they can cause downtime and safety conce
Konecranes expands responsibilities of its Asia-Pacific executive
19.09.2006 - The world’s largest crane manufacturing and maintenance services group, Konecranes, has expanded the responsibilities of its top Asia-Pacific executive after global expansion in its business has pushed sales past $A2 billion a year.
Konecranes offers new advanced EOT cranes
13.09.2006 - Lifting specialists Konecranes is renowned for its technologically-advanced EOT cranes up to 1000 tonne capacity
Konecranes successfully completes energy industry project
01.09.2006 - Konecranes Australia has just successfully completed an intensive 30-month upgrade and refurbishment of overhead cranes in Hydro Tasmania power stations throughout the island State.
Konecranes halve crane changeover time
31.07.2006 - KONECRANES KCI has halved the usual time for a major upgrade of a crucial Western Australian alumina plant crane even though the custom-made parts for the modification work had to be airfreighted around the world. In upgrading one of its calciner pla
Changeover time halved
17.06.2006 - In upgrading one of its calciner plants, Worsley Alumina – a joint venture with resources and mining giant BHP Billiton – set tenderers a daunting challenge: a major modification to an existing circular monorail crane had to be completed in only eigh
Crane operators can now fly-by-wire
14.06.2006 - SPEED, safety and precision are essential for efficient crane operation in modern workplaces. The training, skill and experience of operators was critical in all three factors until a decade ago when KCI Konecranes revolutionised crane operation - fi
Cadia and KCI Konecranes strike up a golden partnership
28.04.2006 - AS gold prices rise to their highest levels for 20 years, many Australian producers are having trouble keeping up with demand because of the reduced exploration and production levels during leaner times. Those who have had the foresight to make major
Crane leader triples QLD outsourced skills base
18.10.2005 - THE world's largest crane maintenance organisation, KCI Konecranes, passes a landmark in Queensland this year with the trebling of the size of its operation in the Sunshine State. The global giant - which has more than 230,000 cranes under service co
Cranes partnership keeps the containers flowing at P&O Ports
18.10.2005 - A clever partnership between P&O Ports and KCI Konecranes have kept containers flowing uninterrupted at P&O Ports’ Sydney terminal while three of the cargo handlers' major cranes underwent major refurbishment. Rather than taking three Krupp twin hois
Crane company is hooked on WA success
15.07.2005 - KCI Konecranes rewrites record books providing vital link in Western Australian minerals boom.
Electric hoists delivered to Fosterville Gold project
12.05.2005 - KCI Konecranes is introducing some of Australia’s first XN electric chain hoists to the $99m Fosterville Gold project. The four XN hoists complement a 2t portal crane and a jib crane. They are designed for smooth lifting for maintenance and productio
Maintenance service keeps the glass moving
18.09.2003 - GLASS manufacturer Pilkington has achieved very low levels of downtime in the crucial despatch department at its major manufacturing site in Victoria following the signing of a comprehensive crane maintenance agreement with Konecranes.
Hoist designed for cleanliness and hygiene
09.09.2003 - A STATE-of-the-art Konecranes XB electric belt hoist is being introduced to Australasia for environments where cleanliness and hygiene are key requirements. The new hoist lifts between 500 and 2000kg at speeds up to 10m/min to a maximum lifting heigh
Uncle Tobys outsourcing crane maintenance
20.06.2003 - UNCLE Tobys has enhanced its workplace safety by contracting out the maintenance of cranes and hoists at its biggest food manufacturing site at Wahgunyah, near Albury in NSW, to the cranes’ manufacturer, Konecranes.
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