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Cargotec as an investment

Why invest in Cargotec

Cargotec has refocused its strategy for higher financial performance. Cargotec will focus on  sustainability and growth in profitable core businesses Hiab, Kalmar Mobile Solutions and Kalmar’s horizontal transportation business. Read more.

We are a technology leader with strong market positions in all our business areas. Several megatrends support our businesses, ensuring our future growth potential. Our strategy breakthrough objectives are sustainability and profitable growth.

Frequently asked questions

Here you can find some frequently asked questions about Cargotec as an investment. Questions are divided to categories which can be accessed from the navigation list. In case you have other questions, please contact Investor Relations team.

General information

1. What are Cargotec’s performance targets?

Cargotec announced its re-focused strategy on 30 March 2022. Cargotec's Board of Directors has on 15 November 2022 set the performance targets for Cargotec's core businesses:

  • Eco portfolio sales: double the growth compared to traditional products

  • Reduce CO2 emissions in Cargotec’s value chain1 by 25% by 2025 and by 50% by 2030

  • Sales growth faster than market2

  • Comparable operating profit 12% by 2025 and 15% by 2030

1) Scopes 1, 2 & 3, compared to 2019
2) global GDP, IMF World Economic Outlook, current prices

Cargotec also aims for a growing dividend 30–50% of EPS and to keep gearing below 50%.

Core businesses = Hiab and Kalmar

Read more about Cargotec's financial targets and the development towards the targets here


2. What are Cargotec’s business areas?

Cargotec’s business areas are HiabKalmar and MacGregor. In November 2022, Cargotec announced that it had completed the strategic evaluation of MacGregor. Based on the evaluation, Cargotec’s Board of Directors has concluded that MacGregor will not be part of Cargotec’s portfolio in the future. Cargotec will focus on profitable growth of its core businesses, Hiab and Kalmar.

3. What are Cargotec’s main customer segments?

All business areas serve different customer segments. You can find the main customers by business areas here

4. What is Cargotec’s geographical presence like?

Cargotec operates in more than 100 countries all over the world. In 2022, 50 percent of sales came from EMEA, 36 percent from Americas and 14 percent from APAC.

5. When was Cargotec founded?

Cargotec Corporation was formed in June 2005 when Kone Corporation demerged into two companies to be listed, Cargotec and KONE. However, the history of Cargotec did not start that year but over 100 years ago when Kalmar, one of Cargotec’s three business areas, started its operations.

Read more about Cargotec’s history.

6. How many people does Cargotec employ?

Cargotec employed around 11,500 people at the end of 2022.

7. How much of Cargotec’s net sales is allocated to R&D?

In 2022, R&D expenditure totalled around EUR 100 million, representing 2.4 percent of sales.

Financial information

Financial information

1. When does Cargotec publish its financial results?

The publication date varies from year to year. Please refer to our IR calendar to find publication dates.

2. What is the basis of preparation of Cargotec’s financial statements?

Cargotec Corporation’s consolidated financial statements are prepared according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union.

3. What is Cargotec’s reporting currency?

The consolidated financial statements are presented in euros, which is the functional and reporting currency of the parent company.

4. Who are Cargotec’s auditors?

Cargotec's statutory auditor is Ernst & Young Oy.

5. Why does Cargotec use alternative performance measures (APM)?

Cargotec uses and presents alternative performance measures (APMs) to better convey underlying business performance and to enhance comparability from period to period. APMs are reported as complementary information.

Read more about APMs in section calculation of key figures.

6. What is included in restructuring costs?

Restructuring costs include restructuring provisions, asset impairments and disposals, expenses for vacant premises and other restructuring-related expenses in case of a significant restructuring programme of Cargotec or its business area.

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