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Kalmar electric straddle carriers help Eurofos gear up for growth at the Port of Fos, France



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to continue its long-standing relationship with Eurofos, France's largest terminal, with delivery of twelve new electric straddle carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2014 third quarter order intake, with deliveries scheduled for February 2015.

Situated in the Port of Fos, close to Marseille, Eurofos is investing heavily in future growth. The new electric straddle carriers were chosen for their excellent reliability, high quality and low environmental impact, and will expand and partly replace the terminal's existing fleet of Kalmar and Sisu equipment. The low-maintenance Kalmar straddle carriers are capable of stacking 40-ton containers three high and comply with the latest exhaust emission regulations. In addition, they feature spacious new ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface.

"Kalmar is one of the key players in the industry and has a strong reputation for sustainable and efficient performance, as well as excellent operational safety," says Eurofos CEO Nicolas Gauthier. "The new electric straddle carriers will help us cut fuel and maintenance costs, and provide our employees with an even safer and more comfortable working environment. Expanding and renewing our fleet with the best solutions available is an important part of our plans for future growth and will ensure we can continue to provide our customers with good productivity and high service quality."

The order also includes Kalmar's SmartFleet process automation solution, which improves port operational transparency and reduces downtime through real-time analysis of on-board performance data, predictive maintenance capability and remote maintenance analysis. In the future, there is the possibility for SmartFleet to be retrofitted to the port's existing fleet of straddle carriers as well.

Further information for the press:

Tero Kokko, Vice President, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 542 7427

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096

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 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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.


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