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Giant cranes

KONECRANES uses 80 years of experience and ongoing research to develop the most reliable and the latest technologically-driven range of cranes and hoists all over the world, says the company.

Among them the largest crane ever built in the world, a Goliath Crane of 2,000 tons that spans the length of a football stadium. The Goliath is currently being erected in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

This enormous crane will be used initially to assemble eight hulls of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) ships that will be used for offshore oil production. Konecranes is the world’s leading provider of Goliath Gantry Cranes, having delivered over 60 of them to shipyards around the world.

Other cranes are specifically manufactured for heavy duty use in general manufacturing and the automotive, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper and power industries. They include Ship-to-Shore cranes, Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes, Straddle Carriers, Container Yard Cranes and Load Manipulators.

On the other end of the scale are Konecranes Workstation Lifting Systems up to 2 tons, with CXT Wire Rope Hoists, Jib Cranes, Airbalancers and Manual Chain Hoists. 
Konecranes Southern Africa, established almost three years ago in Johannesburg, has grown with another five branches around the country (Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Witbank and Klerksdorp).

An extensively stocked Distribution Centre supplies parts of all makes of cranes and hoists for the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. 

A newly introduced Service Procedure and Documentation delivers an optimal service and maintenance program to improve safety, minimise down time, increase production capacity and reduce operating costs on all makes of cranes and hoists.

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