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A RECOGNISED INNOVATION LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY

Kuenz is an Austrian based crane manufacturer, founded in 1932 by Hans Kuenz. Kuenz offers innovative and efficient solutions for container transfer and handling of intermodal operations, by rail, road or river, automated stacking cranes for harbour and rail yard operation, including their own custom designed and manufactured spreaders.

Due to numerous successful Kuenz installations at intermodal terminals, today Kuenz is the market leader in Europe and North America.

In terms of safety, quality, continuous product improvement and new technology, Kuenz is a recognised innovation leader worldwide.

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF EFFICIENT CONTAINER HANDLING

AUTOMATED STACKING CRANES

At busy terminals, sorting and stacking containers is a complicated business — one that requires a safe and efficient automated gantry system. Always the leader in innovation, Kuenz has reinvented the automated stacking crane, offering the most advanced and capable systems on the market.

AERODYNAMIC DESIGN

In contrast to traditional box construction, the main beams of our new automated stacking cranes were designed with an advanced round cross-section. This aerodynamic design provides a smaller area exposed to wind that requires less drive power and therefore less energy. This design also reduces wear on the crane’s wheels, runway, and structure, which means better reliability and lower maintenance costs.

ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES

Kuenz understands that safety is always the priority, especially when it comes to automated systems. That’s why our automated stacking cranes have a rigid construction design that minimizes deflections and prevents the container from swinging. Our machines are 100% remote-operated, with no staff required inside the crane.

INTERMODAL CRANES

Kuenz keeps the world of logistics moving. Our technology is a critical piece of the infrastructure that makes global freight possible. Our intermodal cranes transfer containers seamlessly from road to rail. When it comes to safety, quality, and innovation, Kuenz leads the market in both Europe and North America.

CRANES FOR ANY SCENARIO

At Kuenz, we don’t just build cranes — we build solutions. No two projects are exactly alike. We work closely with our customers to develop a concept that fits their budget and guarantees the safety of their goods. At every step, we demonstrate our commitment to excellence and efficiency: from a rapid and effective planning phase, through to precise execution and an uncompromising vision of quality.

INTELLIGENT, FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

With our unique combination of technical competence and creative ideas, Kuenz is able to engineer the right solution for any project. We design our container cranes as rigid single-girder or double-girder bridges. The steel construction of the gantry bridge comprises the hinged post, the fixed post and the main girders. Our barge cranes also may have a suspension for loading and unloading ships, plus wider gauges that can span the entire harbor bassin if required. The hoist rope reeving for the container hoist gear is executed as a rigid rope-tower. This system enables swing-free travel in gantry and trolley direction, as well as with the slewing gear.

RTG – FREERIDER

Decades of experience and continuous product improvement has led Kuenz to become an innovation leader in the container handling market. Kuenz crane components are designed and selected with a focus on safety, availability, reliability, and efficiency. As a result of these strengths, Kuenz has designed the FREERIDER which will act as the missing link between the traditional RTG Business and ASC Handling.

MORE EFFICIENT , FASTER AND FLEXIBLE. THE FUTURE OF CONTAINER HANDLING

The primary objective was to design an RTG Crane for more efficiency and faster container handling. A high level of flexibilty in motion also leads to more convenience and increased safety for the operator.
Presenting the new FREERIDER, Kuenz elevates the RTG design into the 21st century. Not only an update of popular concepts, as well as innovative solutions, results in:

  • Kuenz FREERIDER: increased stiffness and reduced gantry structure weight
  • Kuenz SPIDER: new, precise working, and faster hoist system, offering the most stable hoist and rope reeving in the market
  • Kuenz ONE HAND: more accurate controls and more comfortable, ergonomic operator control

kuenz in the press

11 February 2021

WORLD-FIRST 5G-CONTROLLED INTERMODAL CRANES TO INSTALL AT EWG TERMINAL BY KUENZ

Four automated cranes of the new Hungarian terminal will be able to handle1 million TEU per year.

A new intermodal terminal in Fényeslitke, Hungary, is set to become one of the largest and most modern terminals in Europe. The innovative crane technology for this comes from Kuenz, the market leader for intermodal container cranes. East-West Intermodal Logistics Ltd. has 125 hectares of land at its disposal in Fényeslitke, Hungary, near the Ukrainian and Slovakian border. 

25 March 2021

KUENZ GOES NORGE

Kuenz has been awarded by Bane NOR for the delivery of two (2) brand new semiautomated RMG cranes for Alnabru Intermodal Terminal, Norway.

Bane NOR is responsible for the management of the national railway network on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communication as well as for the railway terminals. Near Oslo, Alnabru Intermodal Terminal is a very important logistic hub that handles more than 450.000 TEU per year. 

13 July 2020

42 Kuenz ASCs in full operation at TM2 in Morocco

In 2016, Kuenz stood out amongst strong international competition and was awarded a contract with APM Terminals, a subsidiary of Maersk Group, to deliver 42 ASCs to a new automated terminal in the Port of Tanger, Morocco. Kuenz delivered all 42 cranes over the first two phases of the project from 2017-2019, with the terminally officially opening in June 2019. The cranes, which run full-time in automatic mode, have already handled 1 million TEU.

21 January 2020

KUENZ ENTERS THE US RTG MARKET

A new milestone for Kuenz. Norfolk Southern Railway has ordered six Kuenz Freeriders – 11 Wide and 1 over 4. The cranes will be located at the Austell, Georgia facility.  The capabilities of the Kuenz Freerider will enable Northern Southern Railway to be the first terminal operator in the US, to utilize the stacking and movement of containers at maximum gantry travel speed, to and from the stacks with a rubber tired gantry crane.