Konecranes has acquired German crane and service supplier Kocks Kranbau, strengthening its port services offering.


Kocks Kranbau was established in early 2023 following the insolvency of parent company Kocks Ardelt Kranbau, a port and shipyard crane manufacturer. Konecranes said that the acquisition gives it access to new European and global customers. 

The company’s main operations are based in Bremen, Hamburg and Oberhausen, with the deal adding close to 60 employees to Konecranes.  

“I am confident Kocks Kranbau’s expertise and customer proximity, when combined with Konecranes Port Services’ widespread presence, industry knowledge and technology, will strengthen our position and offering as global services provider in the port sector,” said Paolo Dazi, senior vice president, Port Services, Konecranes.