Having joined Konecranes and Demag in early September as Managing Director, Emil Berning has his work cut out for him with Konecranes and Demag soon to become one legal entity, known as Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd, but trading as Konecranes.
Berning’s background is in hydraulics, automation, heavy engineering, energy and power management so he is well equipped to head the South African branch of the global crane giant.
Currently he is involved in finalising the BEE Ownership and Transformation Plan.
“It is an exciting time to be part of two leading crane companies on the African continent joining forces, combining Konecranes’ strength in service and Demags local engineering capacity in securing new business”, says Berning.
A father of two, Berning is a keen open water extreme swimmer, having completed a few round-Robben Island swims as well as the England Channel open water swim last year.