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Crane technology is at forefront, always: Konecranes

“We have been strengthening our presence in India with focus on being a one-stop solution for material handling needs for all industries”
– Saeesh Nevrekar, Country Manager, WMI Konecranes India Ltd.
Indian crane market is growing at a steady speed. The estimated annual demand for industrial cranes in 2012 was about 20,000 cranes, and it should touch to 25,000 cranes by 2013. The future for crane sector looks promising due to the growth of manufacturing sector, infrastructure development and foreign direct investments in India, and these would be the main drivers for growth of industry as a whole. The demand for industrial cranes is expected to grow by 20 per cent over the next 5 years. Saeesh Nevrekar talks about crane industry and how WMI Konecranes India is changing the way a client expects from a manufacture.
Performance in 2012Konecranes had a good year in 2012. Its crane technology has been at the forefront always in reliability, safety, efficiency, and usability which payback to customers in long run. The company is continuingly investing in developing new features and making cranes more advanced. After integration of WMI Cranes & Konecranes with subsequent formation of WMI Konecranes India Ltd., last year was a big landmark for Konecranes. Now it boasts global technology as well as local expertise. It has been strengthening its presence in India with focus on being a one-stop solution for material handling needs for all industries.
No shortcoming to challengeKonecranes didn’t have any shortcoming last year. Market condition was not much favourable, but it worked hard to provide optimum level of customer satisfaction, which is its ultimate goal.
Focus on being one-stop solutionIts strategy is to be one-stop solution for the lifting requirement and to work as a partner with its customers. Not only equipment, it focuses on providing complete crane maintenance service and helps customers reduce the downtime and improve the efficiency of operations. Konecranes is striving hard to be the preferred, most reliable lifting solutions provider.
Delighting customersIndian market is developing at a rapid speed and has become more demanding than ever. Today, customers have become very keen on the delivery time of equipment to avoid the cost of delay in projects. Energy efficiency is also one of the important factors, and many a times, it plays a crucial role in decision making. After-sales service and availability of spare parts are also great concerns to customers. Konecranes is focusing on developing its infrastructure to provide on-time service and make spare parts available to customers.
Launching new productsKonecranes is trying to strengthen its position in India by understanding customer needs and delivering with excellence in every way as it has always done. Last year, Konecranes launched new CLX electric chain hoists with capacity from 60 kg to 2,500 kg for automotive, machine tool, and light-lifting applications.
India as 5th largest manufacturing country India has all the prerequisites for being 5th largest manufacturing country. With China’s manufacturing competitiveness losing sheen fast, India can take a major share of global manufacturing needs. India, with its large working population and substantial labor-cost competitiveness is at a distinct advantage, and can grab a lion’s share.

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