Konecranes Lift Trucks gains a firm foothold in the American Midwest.

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A partnership deal signed in August 2017, with Roland Machinery, has given Konecranes Lift Trucks a strong sales and service base in the American Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and Michigan.  

In the last 50 years, the Roland Machine Company has provided customers in the manufacturing, finished goods and recycling sectors with world-class lifting equipment backed by specialist service and maintenance expertise. With 34 territory sales representatives, the company is very well placed to embed the Konecranes brand across a number of industries in the Midwest.
Roland Machines are no strangers to Konecranes lift trucks, and have been assembling the machines on contract for five years. As the company continues to grow as a specialist in the lifting sector, a dealer agreement with Konecranes Lift Trucks was a logical and productive next step. 

“As a company we recognise that servicing our customers’ specialised lifting needs requires partnerships with brands that are not only reliable, but which come with outstanding support structures. Konecranes is well-regarded in our industry on both those fronts, and perfectly synchronises with our ongoing efforts to deliver the very best machines and services to our customers,” says Michael Brunson, Managing Director of Roland Machinery.

“Our relationship with Roland Machinery began five years ago. We partnered with Roland Machinery to assist in the assembly of several 2nd Rail Reach stackers that were being installed and commissioned in the Chicago Rail Hub. This partnership has now developed into Roland becoming a full blown Konecranes Lift Trucks dealer, and we are more than happy to have them on-board,” says Phil Stevens, Sales Director, N. America Eastern Region.