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Konecranes launches new overhead crane for emerging markets

Konecranes has introduced a new overhead crane, CXT UNO, in Pune to serve the needs of emerging markets. The new crane is primarily intended for companies operating in manufacturing, construction, and logistics.
Capable of lifting loads up to 10 tonnes up to 9 metres off the ground, the CXT UNO features a 2-speed hoisting and travelling design with a fixed pendant controller, tagline festooning, and compact single-girder construction, and can operate over spans of up to 20 metres. According to the company safety, high-quality, high-productivity, low power consumption and easy maintenance – are some of the key features of CXT UNO.
“CXT UNO expands our product offering into a segment where we haven’t been present before,” says Jukka Paasonen, Vice President, Head of Business Line Industrial Crane Products, Konecranes. “The CXT UNO offers customers in this category access to Konecranes’ quality and reliability in what we believe is a very attractive and competitive overall package.” He claimed that the new crane is 20 per cent cost-efficient and more importantly delivery time is only 3-4 weeks.
Talking about the significance of Indian market for the company’s global business Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO, Konecranes said, “India is key to our growth targets and we are very optimistic about Indian market. We have invested Rs 120 crore for our Jejury plant near Pune. The plant has a capacity of manufacturing 1,000 cranes annually.”
Saeesh Nevrekar, Country Manager, India adds, “The current industrial cranes market in India is around EUR 500 million and we have a market share of 10 per cent.”
CXT UNO is Konecranes’ second product to be launched for emerging markets this year and follows the BOXHUNTER, an innovative new type of RTG for ports and terminals.
In 2013, the group sales totalled EUR 2,100 million. It has around 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. In India, Konecranes has two manufacturing facilities and employs around 700 employees.


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