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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Cargotec's EcoService brings major savings to customers - and the environment

2/24/2010

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Cargotec, the world's leading provider of load handling equipment, further strengthens its position as an industry pioneer in the development of sustainable cargo handling solutions and technology with the launch of its EcoService concept. The types of solutions offered in the EcoService portfolio will bring new levels of cost efficiency, productivity and reliability to customers' operations.

 

"With operating costs and environmental concerns becoming an increasingly critical factor in the efficient management of equipment, Cargotec is setting the standard with EcoService's range of sustainable, practical and economical service solutions," says Jason Smith, Director of Product & Concept Development for Service Solutions at Cargotec.

 

All types of heavy-duty material handling operations - from ports and terminals to specialist industrial applications - can benefit from the EcoService offering. The new service affords customers benefits such as improved reliability, longer and more cost-effective equipment lifecycles, sustainable parts sourcing, reduced fuel consumption, and a lower carbon footprint.

 

EcoDriving introduced

 

The first solution to be featured in the EcoService portfolio is EcoDriving. Here, Cargotec's Training Academy teaches best driving practices to customers' own operators. EcoDriving aims to extend the lifecycle of equipment and minimise costs - by curtailing equipment damage, reducing fuel consumption by up to 7 per cent, and lowering emissions - all without affecting productivity.

 

The new EcoDriving programme can be applied to Cargotec's range of rolling equipment, such as terminal tractors, forklifts, empty/loaded container handlers and reachstackers, as well as other brands and makes. The benefits of EcoDriving are further extended with an optional follow-up programme which reinforces the training and maximises the customer's return on investment.   

 

The EcoDriving training syllabus has been created according to the highest standards in driver efficiency. The course, which can be completed in a few days, features the following topics:

 

· Economical driving and lifting techniques

· Improving knowledge of RPM verses torque

· Interpreting information provided on the display

· Educating drivers about their impact on fuel consumption and emissions

The course content can also be tailored to meet a customer's need, depending on the type of equipment, the operational environment, and the number of persons to be trained.

 

To estimate the financial savings a customer can expect from EcoDriving, a cost-savings calculator is now available on Cargotec's Training Academy website (www.cargotec.com/cta).

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Jason Smith

Director, Product & Concept Development, Service Solutions

Cargotec

Email: jason.smith@cargotec.com

 

Elizabeth Gibson

Communications Manager

Cargotec

Email: elizabeth.gibson@cargotec.com

 

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