Technical Services was founded in 1998 and is based in Vado Ligure, close to Genoa in north-western Italy. Total sales of the company in 2006 were Euros 1.8 million.

“This addition to the existing Konecranes service network further strengthens our position in Italy and the Mediterranean area,” says Trygve Boström, director, ports service at Konecranes. He added: “Italy has a high and fast-growing container throughput and Konecranes now adds one more base to support port equipment sales and serve customers in this area.”

Konecranes Ports Service’s main customers are harbours, terminals and shipyards. With 20 dedicated service offices in more than 10 countries, Konecranes Ports Service is part of the company’s global service network.

The product range covers servicing most types of port equipment, from terminal tractors and lifttrucks to big gantry cranes for ports and shipyards, including equipment made by Konecranes and other brands.