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Konecranes to Feature Smart Handling Solutions at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Learn more about Port Cranes for the pulp and paper industry in booth 141.

Konecranes, will exhibit its range of lifting solutions for the pulp and paper industry at the Timber Processing & Energy Expo, to be held October 17-19, 2012 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, OR. Stop by booth 141 for information on Konecranes products for installation, maintenance and jumbo reel handling in paper mills.

Konecranes offers solutions for every stage of the pulp and paper making process, from low-capacity maintenance cranes to sophisticated automated systems. Featured at the booth will be Konecranes port cranes for bulk handling, which offer industry leading operation rates while still providing excellent reliability.

Additionally, Konecranes will be highlighting its maintenance service network, which provides a full range of services to the pulp and paper industry. Learn more about the Konecranes Safe Working Monitor for paper mill cranes, which collects data from the crane operation and allows Konecranes to program required maintenance stops according to actual crane use. Konecranes will additionally create a customized maintenance program based on crane production.

Scott Gilbey, Director of Marketing and Communications, Region Americas

E-mail: scott.gilbey@konecranes.com or phone 937.525.5676

www.konecranesUSA.com

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2011, Group sales totalled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

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