Konecranes partners with Pesmel to supply automated
warehouse container handling systems


Konecranes is partnering with Pesmel to supply automated warehouse container handling technology that revolutionizes material handling in logistics hubs and distribution centers. Konecranes and Pesmel signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 25th November 2021, to provide the globally available new solution under the Konecranes brand.

The solution will handle containers fully automatically in a high-bay warehouse, where they are stacked up to 14 high. This reduces the space needed for containers by up to 80%. Automated container tracking is part of a management system that can be integrated easily with the facility’s overall logistics management system.

Tero Vallas, Business Development Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Many logistics operations and distribution centers are faced with handling a large number of incoming and outgoing containers, with great operational complexity and an increasing scarcity of land. Now, from Konecranes and Pesmel, warehouse container handling solutions are available that will impose order on the container chaos while eliminating the complexity, improving throughput, and also greatly reducing the space needed for containers in logistics hubs and distribution centers.”

Container shipping is expected to grow in the future, both in volume and speed. The better containers are handled at logistics hubs and distribution centers, the better their customers will be served, in ways that give decisive competitive advantage. Konecranes and Pesmel are here to give that advantage.

"Partnering with Konecranes is a great opportunity for Pesmel to bring our high-bay warehouse technology into a new business area," said Tony Leikas, CEO, Pesmel.

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About Pesmel

Pesmel is the Material Flow How® company. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Finland, Pesmel has more than 40 years of experience in delivering solutions that improve material flows and logistics at different types of warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Pesmel focuses on serving customers around the world in the pulp and paper, metals and tire manufacturing industries.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting 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.

About Konecranes
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 of all makes. In 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

Konecranes, press release