Konecranes has recently moved its New Zealand branch to a new premise in Auckland so as to better service the requirements of its expanding customer base throughout New Zealand. Backed by the resources of the world’s largest crane service organisation and with 373,000 cranes under service contracts internationally, Konecranes’ New Zealand branch is now based at 6D Henderson Place, Penrose, Auckland 1061 in a convenient industrial location in the city.
Business Development Manager of KoneCranes, James McAllister, says the company had outgrown its old accommodation; “We have moved to be more central to the industrial areas, to be more accessible to our customers, and at the same time we were able to upgrade into a more modern premises."
“Currently we have over 1500 cranes under maintenance agreement, with that figure continuing to grow.
“We have a great core team on the ground here, backed by global resources. With the New Zealand employee count growing, we are in a better position to service the New Zealand crane market. "
Mr McAllister stated that he is expecting continual growth for the New Zealand branch.
“By listening to our customers, and providing them with first class service - not just lifting things, but lifting entire businesses - we will grow.
“Konecranes is able to offer all companies, large or small, complete maintenance programs which include preventative maintenance, spare parts, modernisation, new crane design, through to replacement parts for all major crane brands."
The Konecranes group employs over 10,000 people in 46 countries. Konecranes industrial cranes and hoists are used by a multitude of industries including automotive production, energy and resources, manufacturing, metal and mineral processing, primary product and paper processing and ports.
The Australasian National Sales and Marketing Manager Warren Ashton stated that the expanded Auckland branch would offer further crane manufacturing, safety and service innovations and opportunities for New Zealand.
“As world leader in crane design, manufacturing and servicing, Konecranes has over the years established a track record that includes a number of industry firsts. Konecranes recently launched an audit service in Australasia to aid companies and industries determine whether their overhead lifting equipment achieves optimum reliability, performance and mandatory safety standards," added Mr. Ashton.