Konecranes and Valtteri Bottas partnership shifts up a gear in 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konecranes, a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, will continue its global marketing partnership with Grand Prix winning motorsports driver Valtteri Bottas during the 2018 season, as an “Official Partner of Valtteri Bottas”.

Konecranes President and CEO Panu Routila is excited to explore further the close parallels between the worlds of Konecranes and Valtteri Bottas during 2018, after the success of 2017. 

“Valtteri had a successful year last year, he won his first Grand Prix, and came third in the world championship, and we’re thrilled to continue to partner with him this year, and excited to see the partnership develop further. Konecranes and Valtteri believe that successful partnerships are built on trust. Whether on the track, or in the factory, or port or terminal, you need to trust that your partners are doing all they can to maximize the performance of your equipment, keep you safer, and develop the services and technologies today, that will keep you ahead of the competition in the future.

“Konecranes’ customers have been trusting us as a partner for many decades, to make, maintain, and develop world-class lifting equipment to lift their business to the next level,” says Routila.

Currently gearing up for the start of the new season in Melbourne, Australia, after finishing 2017 in style with a win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Valtteri is also looking forward to taking his partnership with Konecranes to the next level.

“2017 was a really great year, I got my first Grand Prix win, came third in the world championship, and started my partnership with Konecranes. Now I’m looking forward to kicking off this season and seeing what Konecranes and I can achieve together in 2018,” says Bottas. 

The Konecranes and Valtteri Bottas 2018 partnership story will continue across a variety of media channels, and the Konecranes logo again will be present on Bottas’ race overalls, his social media channels, and his website.

You can follow the partnership between Konecranes and Valtteri Bottas at powermeetscontrol.com and on social media with the #powermeetscontrol hashtag.

Media enquiries:

Mikael Wegmüller, VP, Marketing and Communications, Konecranes
Tel: +358 40 776 2314
E-mail: mikael.wegmuller@konecranes.com 

Ville Ahtiainen, Agent for Valtteri Bottas       
Tel: +358 40 552 3046
E-mail: ville@valtteribottas.com 

About Konecranes:

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 2017, Group (comparable combined company) sales totaled EUR 3,136 million. The Group has 17,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (HEX:KCR)

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