Strongco Corporation announced it has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the Konecranes line of heavy lifting equipment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The agreement includes the complete line of fork lift trucks with lifting capacities ranging between 10 and 65 tonnes, empty and laden container handlers with lifting capacities ranging between 8 and 46 tonnes, and three main types of reach stackers, all servicing the manufacturing, shipyards, ports, terminals, heavy-concrete and steel-handling industries. Konecranes is one of the world’s leading providers of lifting equipment and associated services, designing, customizing and manufacturing lift trucks for demanding applications in a wide variety of industries for more than 50 years. From its base in Finland, it employs over 12,000 employees at more than 600 locations in almost 50 countries.

“We’re pleased to have Strongco support our product line,” said Phil Stevens, North America Region Director, Konecranes, Inc. “This partnership offers us a significant platform to supply our products throughout Canada, backed by Strongco’s branch network across the country.”

“The addition of Konecranes is consistent with Strongco’s strategy to expand its position as a leading equipment dealer representing globally recognized brands,” stated Bob Dryburgh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Strongco. “Their respected range of equipment for the intermodal industry is an excellent complement to the lines we represent in our Crane Business Unit, and broadens the choices we offer our existing and new customers.”

Strongco Corporation serves diverse sectors such as construction, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities, waste management and forestry. The Company has approximately 750 employees serving customers from 27 branches in Canada and five in the United States. Strongco represents manufacturers with globally recognized brands, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Case Construction, Manitowoc Crane, including National and Grove, Terex Cedarapids, Terex Finlay, Terex Fuchs, Terex Trucks, Ponsse, Fassi, Allied Construction, Taylor, ESCO, Dressta, Sennebogen, Jekko, Takeuchi, Link-Belt and Kawasaki.