Konecranes Acquires Austrian Lift Truck Service Company

Konecranes, Hyvinkää, Finland, has acquired the assets and operations of lift-truck service company Zeiss Staplerservice GmbH, Sommerein, Austria.

Zeiss Staplerservice specializes in lift-truck maintenance, sales, and rental. In 2010, the company’s net sales amounted to more than $4.1 million (EUR 3 million). The value of the acquisition is not disclosed.

With the acquisition, Konecranes can now offer its own lift-truck sales and maintenance services in Austria. Zeiss Staplerservice has strong experience in the sales and service of Konecranes machines from 1.5-tons to the manufacturer’s highest capacity.

“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,” said Kari Ãkman, vice president of service for Konecranes’ Nordic, Eastern European, and Indian region.

With 23 employees, the acquired entity will serve as a competence, maintenance and business support center for Konecranes lift-truck activities and for the surrounding Central East European countries.