Konecranes to supply fully automated cranes to Elixir Group's new waste-to-energy facility in Serbia

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Konecranes will supply two grab lifter cranes to Elixir Group’s industrial complex in Prahovo, Serbia, to meet the growing energy demands of its chemical industry. The order was booked in December 2023, with deliveries and installation scheduled from October 2024.

The project involves the installation of two 17-ton cranes that will be positioned within the site’s waste bunker. The cranes are designed to perform multiple functions, including the compartmentalization of different types of waste, mixing various materials and supplying the fuel preparation hall and feeding hoppers of the combustion line. Engineered for continuous 24/7 operation, these cranes aim to enhance throughput and maintain a consistent fuel supply for the incineration process while also meeting tight environmental guidelines.

"From the very beginning of negotiations Konecranes demonstrated a high level of professionalism, aiding us in identifying key aspects of our planning that would require special attention. The good mutual understanding, prompt responses and willingness to address every request further convinced us of Konecranes' expertise. The company's reputable standing, backed by numerous references and a robust service network, instilled confidence in us that the project execution will be smooth, and we can expect excellent aftersales support," said Damjan Karlovčan, Assistant Director for R&D Project Implementation at Elixir Group.

"At Konecranes, our commitment goes beyond merely supplying a single piece of lifting equipment. We engage in comprehensive consultation with our customers right from the project's initiation, actively assisting in optimizing layout, throughput and material handling equipment so we can design the most suitable solution with the best possible performance,” said Markus Scheibelberger, Director Product Sales, Industrial Service & Equipment, EMEA, Konecranes.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a material handling industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

For a concise overview of Konecranes’ business, please click here. Konecranes’ leading solutions for the waste-to-energy industry can be found here. For a useful glossary of crane and lifting terms, please click here.

Further information:
Tanja Wilson, Communications Director, Industrial Service & Equipment
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Further information for investors and analysts:
Kiira Fröberg, Vice President, Investor Relations, Konecranes
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This release can be found on Konecranes.com.

Konecranes is a global leader in material handling solutions, serving a broad range of customers across multiple industries. We consistently set the industry benchmark, from everyday improvements to the breakthroughs at moments that matter most, because we know we can always find a safer, more productive and sustainable way. That's why, with around 16,500 professionals in over 50 countries, Konecranes is trusted every day to lift, handle and move what the world needs. In 2022, Group sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion. Konecranes shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).