Demag, part of lifting solutions provider Konecranes, has signed a contract with Daimler AG for maintenance at four automotive plants in Germany.
According to Konecranes, the service agreement covers regular inspections and maintenance at car plants in Sindelfingen and Bremen, and at powertrain assembly plants in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim and Hamburg. In these plants there are over 10,000 cranes and hoists with load capacities from 80 kg to 63 tons. They are used for important lifting applications on production lines and in final assembly. The safety inspections will also cover the inspection of more than 23,000 load handling attachments and lifting accessories.
The contract also includes the maintenance of car lifting platforms on the production lines in Sindelfingen and Bremen. In addition, Demag Service has agreed to provide first-level support for passenger and load lifts as an option at the four plants when the lift service provider is not available.
“This service contract is extremely important for Konecranes, which Demag now is part of,” said Panu Routila, pesident and CEO of Konecranes. “The service business makes almost 40 percent of our net sales and we aim to increase this part even further. With a joint Konecranes and Demag service organisation we will have even stronger teams that can take care of the service of our customers’ equipment in the future.”
Harald Valler, head of Demag Service Germany, said, “We are delighted about the confidence placed in us by our major customer. A service package of this size can only be delivered by a strong and experienced organisation as part of a global service network. Our highly qualified Demag service technicians will help maximising the availability of the facilities.”