09 Mar 2011

Konecranes acquires Austrian lift truck service company operations

09.03.2011 – Konecranes has acquired the assets and operations of lift truck service company Zeiss Staplerservice GmbH, headquartered in Sommerein, Austria.  This acquisition now makes it possible for Konecranes to offer its own lift truck sales and maintenance services in Austria.  The company will serve as a competence, maintenance and business support centre for Konecranes lift truck activities and for the surrounding Central East European countries.

Zeiss Staplerservice specializes in lift truck maintenance service, and the sales and rental of lift trucks.  The company’s activities are based on long-term customer relationships and it has a wide customer base and strong experience in the sales and service of forklifts from 1.5 tons to the highest capacity Konecranes’ lift trucks.  In 2010 Zeiss Staplerservice’s net sales were more than EUR 3 million.

“Zeiss Staplerservice complements Konecranes’ present offering in the area, and by combining local lift truck knowledge with our present resources and products, we are convinced that we will be a very valuable partner for our customers,” says Kari Åkman, Vice President, Service, Region NEI (Nordic, East Europe and India).

For more information, please contact:
Kari Åkman, Vice President, Service, Region NEI (Nordic, East Europe and India)
Tel: +358 20 427 4040