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Konecranes donates EUR 50,000 to Åbo Akademi University

According to the resolutions of Konecranes Annual General Meeting 2017, Konecranes has donated EUR 50,000 to Åbo Akademi Unversity in Turku, Finland. The donation is targeted at supporting technology studies and research in the University.

“High-quality education is the key for business success and it is extremely important that universities are able to keep up with the fast developments in areas like e.g. technology and digitalization,” says Panu Routila, Konecranes President and CEO. “We expect our donation to contribute to the availability of talented, well-educated students also in the future.”

“Åbo Akademi is extremely pleased with this donation from Konecranes. A support like this from a world leading technology company is very encouraging and will contribute to keeping our education and research in chemical engineering and information technology at the highest international level.” says the Rector of Åbo Akademi, Professor Mikko Hupa.

Further information:
Mikael Wegmüller, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Email: mikael.wegmuller@konecranes.com or phone: +358 20 427 2008

Caption: Konecranes President and CEO Panu Routila and Åbo Akademi's Rector, Professor Mikko Hupa

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 of all makes. In 2016, Group (comparable combined company) sales totaled EUR 3,278 million. The Group has 17,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).