classic | mobile
 

Search...

 

Two crane giants join forces
2nd Quarter 2017, News & events


Following the finalisation of the Konecranes worldwide acquisition of Terex MHPS, the two global crane brands will be sharing their considerable combined knowledge and technology, becoming a substantial force in the lifting business in sub-Saharan Africa. The acquisition will improve Konecranes’ position as a focused global leader in the industrial lifting and port solutions market. The company will achieve substantial growth opportunities in the service business, which is already a stronghold in southern Africa. In South Africa the merger also extends to the Wolff Cranes brand which was acquired by Demag in the late 1980s. In terms of the port material segment, it includes handling technology with a broad range of manual, semi-automated solutions under the Gottwald and Noell brands.

From l: John MacDonald, service, sales and marketing manager, Konecranes; John Haarhoff, managing director, Demag; Knut Stewen, managing director southern African countries and vice president, Africa.
From l: John MacDonald, service, sales and marketing manager, Konecranes; John Haarhoff, managing director, Demag; Knut Stewen, managing director southern African countries and vice president, Africa.

Knut Stewen, Konecranes managing director southern African countries and vice president head of region Africa, said: “We are extremely proud to combine forces with Demag. We want to provide a home for Demag and Port Solutions, from which these businesses can grow and become stronger as part of our joint organisation. The acquisition makes it possible for us to realise a long list of synergies between our two companies.” In a first joint team effort, the Demag/Konecranes team signed a three year service and maintenance contract for Arcellor Mittal’s Saldanha steel mill which will require a supervisor and four technical teams on site.


Share via email     Print this page  

Further reading:

  • From the editor's desk: Do you have a digital twin?
    3rd Quarter 2017, Technews Publishing, News & events
    Welcome to another bumper edition of Motion Control. The latest Technews industry guide from our sister publication, South African Instrumentation and Control, is Industrial Internet of Things 2017. Editor, ...
  • Fourth library for Mandela Libraries Project
    3rd Quarter 2017, Hytec (Afripower), News & events
    As part of the company’s commitment to education and social upliftment, Hytec has partnered with the Mandela Libraries Project for the fourth time to supply a fully stocked and containerised library for ...
  • Engineers of productivity
    3rd Quarter 2017, Festo, News & events
    Festo recently staged an exclusive automation exhibition at UrbanTREE, showcasing the company’s latest automation solutions and innovations. Guests were entertained by top South African comedian, Deep ...
  • Commitment to Africa is not just about money
    3rd Quarter 2017, Zest WEG Group Africa, News & events
    When companies invest in Africa by setting up production facilities here, they contribute far more than just finances, buildings and equipment; they offer their host countries a shortcut into the global ...
  • Meet Dosco Precision Hydraulics
    3rd Quarter 2017, Dosco Precision Hydraulics, News & events
    Dosco Precision Hydraulics was established in 1989 in answer to the demand in the industry for the remanufacturing and supplying of complete hydraulic pumps and motors to OEM specifications. Dosco has ...
  • Omron’s motion solutions
    3rd Quarter 2017, Omron Electronics, News & events
    Omron recently showcased its flagship Sysmac motion solutions, incorporating robotic and visual inspection control, at the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE). Country general manager, ...
  • ECC 2017: Transformation and innovation
    3rd Quarter 2017, ESTEQ Test & Measurement, News & events
    The Engineering Community Conference (ECC) is an annual event hosted by technology company Esteq. The goal is to provide engineering teams from all industries the opportunity to share their experiences ...
  • Hydromobile expands its range
    3rd Quarter 2017, Hydromobile S.A. , News & events
    Hydraulic specialist, Hydromobile, now offers complete cylinder kits, seal kits and spares to complement the company’s existing barrel and rod product range. Various sizes are now available ex-stock on ...
  • SKF destroys 15 tons of fake bearings
    3rd Quarter 2017, SKF South Africa, News & events
    SKF has recently completed legal proceedings against a dealer of counterfeit bearings in Greece. Initiated in 2009, the result was a total of 15 tons of counterfeit SKF bearings being seized as part of ...
  • Parker secures Fit For Nuclear platform
    3rd Quarter 2017, Parker Hannifin (Africa), News & events
    Parker Hannifin has joined a select group of companies that have successfully achieved ‘ready to supply’ status through the Fit For Nuclear (F4N) programme. F4N is designed to assist UK manufacturing ...
  • EnerMech stocks SMC parts in Cape Town
    3rd Quarter 2017, News & events
    Thanks to a large SMC consignment stockholding, EnerMech now boasts over 800 stock items in Cape Town. This will ensure availability and shorter lead times for the products in SMC’s extensive portfolio. ...
  • SAI expands it facilities
    3rd Quarter 2017, SAI Motors South Africa, News & events
    SAI is reaffirming its commitment to ‘local for local’ by moving SAI South Africa to a new expanded facility in Cape Town. This boasts a 350 m2 workshop, assembly cells and improved energy efficiency ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.