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Press release Kalmar

Kalmar launches its new-generation heavy forklift truck for the US market

10/7/2015

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 7 OCTOBER 2015 AT 6 PM (EEST)
 
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced the North American launch of its highly acclaimed heavy forklift at the Breakbulk Exhibition in Houston on 7 October 2015. The Kalmar DCG180-330, which competes in the 18-33 tonne capacity sector, was successfully launched across Europe in February this year. Designed specifically for heavy-duty cargo handling in industrial applications, this Kalmar forklift has created the benchmark for cost efficiency and productivity.
 
With this heavy forklift truck, Kalmar has responded to customers' increasing demands for enhanced safety, higher levels of performance and lower operating costs.The EGO cabin provides the operator with exceptional visibility, low noise levels and intelligent ergonomics, representing one of the most user-friendly environments currently available. 
 
Additionally, the truck features three different drive modes, each optimised to meet operational requirements, depending upon the application. The driver can select between the 'Power' setting which maximises performance by increasing the number of tonnes moved per hour. The 'Normal' setting balances power and economy to optimise profitability. And if total cost of operations outweighs the need for performance, the 'Economy' mode is preferred, resulting in up to 15% fuel savings, when compared to previous models. 
 
Peter Olsson, Sales Director, Forklift Trucks, Kalmar USA said, "The American launch of our new-generation heavy forklift is a highly anticipated event that we are really looking forward to. The Kalmar DCG180-330 has been very well received in Europe because, quite simply, it has exceeded the expectations of our customers. 
 
"When it comes to productivity, coupled to the low cost of operation, this truck really sets the standard. Ultimately, equipment is judged on its return on investment and that's where Kalmar consistently delivers. Good news travels fast and it seems like the American market has been eagerly anticipating this remarkable forklift. We are confident of its continued success, particularly for applications in the oil industry, ports, steel and heavy manufacture," he concluded.
 
Further information for the press:
 
Peter Olsson, Sales Director, Forklift Trucks, Kalmar USA, tel. +17852291131, peter.olsson@kalmarglobal.com
 
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358207774096, 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 moves 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 approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

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