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Lifting Businesses in North America
Konecranes is a global leader in lifting technology. Its worldwide
TM group of Lifting Businesses
provides customers with lifting equipment and services engineered to improve the safety and productivity of their business. Konecranes is a market leader in North America, with more than 120 locations
in the United States and Canada. This means that for all kinds of lifting challenges, help is never far away.
Deep roots in North America
Konecranes was formed in 1994 when the KONE elevator company sold
its crane division, which had been established already in the 1930s. Today’s Konecranes has roots in North America that are much older. Konecranes has acquired more than 40 historic crane brands whose history goes back to the beginning of industrialization in the United
States and Canada, absorbing their native know-how and innovative spirit along the way. Konecranes currently has 16,800 employees worldwide with 3,300 based in Region America. The company is proud to say that it is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Serving diverse markets
Konecranes customer industries include primary metals, energy, ports, intermodal and rail, pulp and paper, petrochemical, mining, automotive, waste-to-energy and general manufacturing. In January 2017, Konecranes acquired Terex Corporation’s Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) business. Already a significant player in the port solutions market,
the MHPS acquisition further solidifies Konecranes leadership role and is enhancing its market share.
Corporate responsibility
The United States is an important market for Konecranes, both as a supplier and a contributor. As a company with customers in nearly every facet of American industry, Konecranes is focused on developing technologies, services and programs
to help U.S. businesses operate more effectively. Konecranes Training Institute, based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, trains hundreds of crane operators each year. That, along with an annual Crane Users Conference put on by Konecranes, helps customers learn safer strategies for crane use while introducing them to the leading edge of today’s crane technology.
Konecranes provides specialized maintenance services and spare parts for all types and makes of industrial cranes, hoists and port equipment. These can be for a single piece of equipment to entire operations.

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