Cargotec delivers its 2,000th Kalmar DRF reachstacker built in Sweden
Cargotec recently handed over the keys of its 2,000th Kalmar DRF reachstacker assembled at its production facility in Lidhult, Sweden to Kleinwort GmbH, a long-time customer of Kalmar counterbalance equipment. The new milestone marks the ever-growing popularity of the Kalmar 'F'-series reachstacker known for its flexible operation and overall cost-effectiveness.
Since the start of production, Cargotec has delivered more than 6,000 Kalmar reachstackers worldwide to customers operating at port, railway, inland and other transport terminals. The success of the 'F'-series model further demonstrates how customers continue to prefer the reliability and versatility of Kalmar reachstackers.
"For both new and expanding terminals, Kalmar reachstackers are the perfect solution for customers looking to improve their operations," says Mikael Persson, Cargotec's Vice President of Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers. "As the industry's demand for better efficiency and availability grows, the F-series reachstacker has proven to be the most innovative workhorse on the market."
Carefully tested before being launched, the Kalmar DRF reachstacker has enjoyed a positive market reception since day one, making the reachstacker a big seller worldwide.
All vital elements such as the boom and chassis underwent extensive FEM calculation during the development process. This was followed by comprehensive subsequent testing in live operation which resulted in unusually high reliability from the very first delivery.
Redundant power and control systems also attribute to the F-series reachstacker's exceptional dependability. The sophisticated hydraulic system ensures operational reliability and greater manoeuvrability, which in turn improves ergonomic conditions for the operator.
The 2,000th unit, a Kalmar DRF420 reachstacker capable of lifting up to 42 tonnes, will be delivered to Kleinwort GmbH next month. The customer serves terminal operators at the Port of Hamburg - one of the world's busiest ports - which further underlines Kleinwort's request for reliable equipment.
Notes to editors
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2009 and it employs more than 9,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.cargotec.com
Cargotec's expertise in container and heavy load handling is represented in the global marketplace by the wide range of Kalmar solutions. This includes ship-to-shore cranes, yard cranes, shuttle and straddle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors, log stackers and automation. One in four container movements around the globe is handled by a Kalmar machine. www.kalmarind.com
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Vice President, Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers
Photo 1: "Mikael Persson of Cargotec gave Uwe Kleinwort, the Owner and Managing Director of Hamburg-based Kleinwort GmbH, the keys of the 2,000th Kalmar DRF reachstacker built in Lidhult, Sweden at a recent handover ceremony."
Photo 2: "Pictured, starting from above: Cargotec's Kenneth Helgesson, Daniel Dahlquist, Mikael Persson, Tomas Svensson and Ralf Gowin with customer Uwe Kleinwort, owner of Kleinwort GmbH."