Konecranes has announced that during the first quarter of 2012, it received one of the biggest single orders in terms of number of cranes and value to be supplied by the company to the Indian crane industry.
Totalling approximately EUR 9 million, the order is for 21 heavy duty industrial cranes that will be delivered to steel manufacturer JSW Steel's Torranagallu plant by the end of 2012.
JSW Steel is a large private sector steel manufacturer, and the flagship company of the Indian JSW Group. The JSW Group is present in several sectors including steel, energy, minerals, port and infrastructure, cement and aluminium.
The cranes to be supplied by Konecranes are fully automated, with lifting capacities that range from 15 to 60 tons. They will be integrated into JSW Steel's state of the art automated coil yard management system in the company's plant at Torranagallu, Karnataka.
Konecranes' Indian company WMI Konecranes India Ltd has been JSW Steel's preferred crane supplier right from the inception of this plant.
To date, WMI Konecranes has supplied more than 4,000 cranes to clients in India.