Kalmar Secures Important Order for Pacific Materials Handling in Australia

By MarEx 2013-07-09 11:58:00

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded an order to supply 20 reachstackers and 20 forklift trucks to Pacific Materials Handling, one of Kalmar's primary dealers servicing the Australian Pacific territory. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 second quarter order intake.

The order, which is scheduled for delivery starting quarter three 2013, will significantly boost Pacific Materials Handling's already impressive portfolio of Kalmar equipment.

Kalmar DRT450 reachstackers provide 45 tonnes capacity in the first row. Destined for terminals across the region, they have been specifically designed to meet the needs of Asia-Pacific customers. Built in Kalmar's Shanghai factory, the machines can stack 9'6" containers up to five high and feature a wheelbase of 6250mm, providing enhanced stability and manoeuvrability.

The DRT450 series is available with a hydraulic sliding cabin and a choice of two engine options to comply with the latest legislation requirements. The machines have earned an enviable reputation for delivering high performance, whilst keeping costs of ownership to a minimum.

Kalmar DCG160-6 forklift trucks are suitable for all kind of industrial and stevedoring applications. Featuring 16 tonne capacity at 600mm load centres, the trucks are the first to incorporate the new Kalmar EGO cabin. This was highlighted by Pacific Materials Handling as a key factor in the selection process as the cab is Kalmar's most productive driving environment to date, delivering higher productivity, efficiency and safety attributes.

Kalmar's G-Generation trucks also feature new electric and hydraulic systems, further improving the driver experience and delivering additional servicing benefits to reduce lifetime operation costs.

Commenting on the order, Peter McLean, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand at Kalmar said, "Once again, Kalmar has delivered an innovative and highly productive solution to meet our customers' needs.  Lowering the cost of ownership is increasingly becoming a critical factor and this is where our reachstackers and forklift trucks excel through designing and building machines tailored for the region. We are delighted to see Pacific Materials Handling go from strength to strength in the development of their business and naturally very pleased that Kalmar equipment features so significantly in their portfolio".

Pacific Materials Handling is a principal Kalmar dealer, recognised as a high quality national supplier, providing comprehensive material handling solutions to some of the largest manufacturing, port and logistics companies throughout Australia.
 
 
For further information please contact,

Peter McLean, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, tel. +61392347000, peter.mclean@cargotec.com

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com
 
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
 
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.

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