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Kalmar celebrates ground breaking of its new facility in Ljungby, Sweden


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, officially broke ground on a new facility in Ljungby, Sweden, today, on 24 May 2017. The new Business, Innovation and Technology Centre in Ljungby will focus on strengthening Kalmar's expertise in digital business development, research and development, prototype production and testing of mobile equipment and related services. The centre will create new business and job opportunities in Southern Sweden especially in the area of digitalisation.
Dan Pettersson, Senior Vice President, Mobile Equipment, Kalmar, said, "This is a very important day and the starting point of a new era for Kalmar. This long-term investment will help us utilise the vast possibilities provided by digitalisation in developing our offering further. We will gather our extensive competence at one facility and strengthen our way of working in digital business development, zero emission machines and automation in order to keep our pole position also in the future."

Kalmar has already launched a digital business development program in collaboration with Centre for Information Logistics and Linneaus University in Southern Sweden. 
"We believe that through open innovation and co-creation Kalmar, as well as the industry as a whole, will be exposed to new ideas and thinking that can help the entire value chain on their road to digitalisation and increased efficiency. Once this site is ready, we want to use it as our showroom and bring our customers here to showcase the latest and most innovative solutions available on the market," said Antti Kaunonen, President, Kalmar, during the ground breaking ceremony.
In the picture from the left: Dan Pettersson, SVP Kalmar Mobile Equipment, Antti Kaunonen, President Kalmar, Stefan Johansson, Program Director, Kalmar Mobile Equipment and Claes Bodén Lagans Byggnads AB (the contractor).

Further information for the press:
Dan Pettersson, Senior Vice President, Mobile Equipment, Kalmar, tel. +46 37 237 8062 
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 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.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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