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Press release Kalmar

Kalmar's Super Gloria completes world record lift at Lidhult, Sweden

9/12/2014

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 12 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 12 PM (EEST)

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has entered the record books thanks to the remarkable heavy lift capabilities of its latest reachstacker, named Super Gloria. The reachstacker lifted a steel component weighing over 100 tonnes in front of an invited audience on Friday, 12 September 2014 at Kalmar's multi-assembly unit in Lidhult, Sweden.

The new DRG1000-92 ZXS reachstacker range is the world's largest industrial reachstacker in Kalmar's hugely successful Gloria range. It boasts a completely new design, developed to meet customer's critical specifications with lift capacities up to 120 tonnes depending on application. The Super Gloria model has been augmented with a specially raised cab to enhance visibility and a wheelbase of 9.25m to provide maximum stability. 

Commenting on the event, Stefan Johansson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers, said,"Lidhult is the home of Kalmar reachstackers. This small village, deep in the forests of Småland in southern Sweden, serves as the product development centre for Kalmar mobile equipment. Given the local involvement in developing this world record-breaking machine, it is fitting that the team involved share in making a little history."

Visitors to the event also had the chance to tour the factory, meet the experts behind the machines and see a parade of the latest Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklift trucks.

Further information for the press:

Stefan Johansson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers, tel. +46 372 37 83 42, stefan.b.johansson@kalmarglobal.com 

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and 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 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com 

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