updated 4/20/2011 5:47:03 AM ET 2011-04-20T09:47:03

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konecranes, a world-leading group of lifting businesses, through strategic acquisitions has become the OEM of more than 40 brands, including some of the most familiar and well respected brands in the industry: Shepard Niles®, CMS™, Kranco™, Morris Material Handling (the original equipment manufacturer of P&H® replacement parts). These OEM brands, as well as all other brands in the industry, are available through Crane Pro Parts, the parts supply organization of Konecranes in the U.S.

On April 4, 2011, Crane Pro Parts launched www.craneproparts.com, a complete industry portal, providing access to parts information for all brands of overhead cranes and hoists.At www.craneproparts.com, customers can request a parts quote and access to information about reverse engineering processes, prescription parts, parts modernizations, rebuilds, 24/7 customer support and more.

Crane Pro Parts has access to archived drawings dating back as far as 130 years. No matter what kind of lifting equipment a company owns, Crane Pro Parts can be part of the solution. The new Crane Pro Parts website provides access to parts and support for all brands – 24/7/365 – at one Web-based location.

Reliable and timely parts supply for emergency repairs or for scheduled preventive maintenance is vital in today's competitive global business environment. Crane Pro Parts is committed to providing quality parts and fast customer service as well as improving both safety and uptime. With over 10,000 line items in stock and locations throughout North America, Crane Pro Parts is a single source of replacement parts for any make or model of overhead crane, with service that is fast, knowledgeable and available 24-hours a day. Crane Pro Parts uses its global scale to leverage buying power, offering market competitive pricing on crane parts.

Parts not in stock are quickly designed and manufactured by the Crane Pro Parts engineering and fabrication team in compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines (e.g. CMAA, AGMA, ASME B30.2 and OSHA 1910.1789) and are backed by Konecranes, a global manufacturer and service provider of overhead lifting equipment.

Crane Pro Parts customer service representatives have extensive knowledge of the lifting business and a thorough understanding of the challenges and wear issues common to each type of industrial crane. Many of these employees have established their background and experience with crane industry leaders such as Shepard Niles® and P&H®, whose crane businesses began in 1878 and 1884, respectively.

Further information:

Press

Scott Gilbey, Director of Marketing and Communications, Region Americas

E-mail: scott.gilbey@konecranes.com or phone 937.525.5676

This press release is available at our website www.konecranesamericas.com .

Crane Pro Parts

Crane Pro Parts is the original equipment manufacturer and master distributor of parts for primary brands of cranes and hoists such as: Konecranes®, Crane Manufacturing and Service™, Shepard Niles™, Kranco™, and Landel™, and many other brands, as well as the Master Distributor for Morris Material Handling (the original equipment manufacturer of P&H® replacement parts). Crane Pro Parts is a premier supplier of engineered parts solutions and services with the broadest offering of competitor's parts, and is the trade name for the Konecranes, Inc. parts organization. See our complete list of crane brands at www.craneproparts.com .

About Konecranes, Inc.

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 and machine tools of all makes.

In 2010, Group sales totalled EUR 1,546 million. The Group has 10,000 employees at 578 locations in 46 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

P&H® is a registered trademark of Harnischfeger Technologies Inc.

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