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Cargotec Appoints Soili Mäkinen as Chief Information Officer


Cargotec has appointed Soili Mäkinen (46) as Chief Information Officer (CIO). She will be responsible for the corporate global IT strategy and development of common business support and control systems as well as the global IT infrastructure.
Soili Mäkinen, M.Sc. (Econ.), is currently Chief Information Officer of Cargotec's MacGREGOR business area. She has worked for MacGREGOR since 1993.
"A more unified IT than previously is an important element in our strategy implementation. Soili Mäkinen has strong experience in developing and implementing business support systems in a global environment," states Cargotec's Senior Executive Vice President and CFO Kari Heinistö.
Soili Mäkinen will report to Cargotec's Senior Executive Vice President and CFO Kari Heinistö. The appointment takes effect on December 1, 2006. The photo and CV of Soili Mäkinen are available on Cargotec's web pages at
Cargotec Corporation
Kari Heinistö                                                    
Senior Executive Vice President and CFO  
Eeva Mäkelä
SVP, Investor Relations and Communications
For further information, please contact:
Kari Heinistö, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 204 55 4542
Soili Mäkinen, Chief Information Officer, MacGREGOR, tel. +45 44 54 47 56
Eeva Mäkelä, SVP, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 204 55 4281
Cargotec Corporation is the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. Cargotec's operations are divided into three strong, global business areas: Hiab, Kalmar, and MacGREGOR, each of which is the market leader in its own segment. In 2005 Cargotec's net sales exceeded EUR 2.3 billion. The company employs some 8,000 people and has activities in more than 160 countries. Cargotec's class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
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