Kalmar wins large order for automatic stacking cranes from ECT in the Netherlands
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 5 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 1 P.M. (EET)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for 11 automatic stacking cranes with Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in the Netherlands. The order is part of ECT's investment programme, which aims at further modernising its Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The cranes will be delivered during 2014 and they will replace part of the existing automatic stacking cranes that have been in operation since the early 1990s. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 first quarter order intake.
"This order builds on the long-term partnership between the companies as well as on the decades of Kalmar automated container handling expertise. The crane design has evolved a lot over the years and the latest models will be fitted with the most advanced technological solutions, electrical system and design features that will make the cranes even more reliable, productive and environmentally friendly," says Rene Kleiss, Vice President at Kalmar.
ECT Delta Terminal is the first fully automated terminal in the world. Over the past 25 years Kalmar and Nelcon, a company acquired by Kalmar in 2001, have delivered over 100 automatic stacking cranes to ECT.
Further information for the press:
René Kleiss, Vice President, Quay Cranes, Kalmar, tel. + 31 10 2946702
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information for investors:
Paula Liimatta, Director, Investor Relations, tel. 358 20 777 4084
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and 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 you make. www.kalmarind.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.1 billion in 2011 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com