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Kalmar Trade press release

Cargotec delivers four DRT450 reachstackers in an Australian order

7/9/2012

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 9 JULY 2012 AT 10 A.M. (EEST)

 

Cargotec has delivered a total four Kalmar DRT450-type reachstackers to a major freight forwarder and logistics specialist in Australia. The logistics company will use the DRT450s for rugged heavy-duty handling at the Australian Maritime Complex (AMC) in Henderson, Western Australia. The order was placed in December 2011. Since then it has had a major impact on subsequent sales of the unit in the Asia-Pacific market and of the order numbers for Kalmar-branded machines in China. 

 

The DRT450 reachstackers have been designed to specifically meet the requirements of Asia-Pacific customers. Launched in 2011 and built in Shanghai, the DRT450 offers a lift capacity of 45,000 kg, features a wheelbase of 6,250 mm and can stack 9ft 6in containers up to five high. The new series is available with a hydraulic sliding driver cabin, while two engine options are available.

 

The customer is using the DRT450 reachstackers to handle 20ft and 40ft container loads moving through the AMC for regional offshore developments. One of the key handling requirements for the reachstackers is to load barges via stern ramps for towage to the North Western Shelf.  The machines will also be used to lift breakbulk cargo. The new units represent an upgrade on existing container handling equipment. 

 

John Nash, Business Development Manager, Cargotec Australia, says: "We were able to secure this contract primarily on the basis of the quality of the product. The short lead time Cargotec was able to offer was another significant advantage for the customer, allowing it to upgrade its handling operation with minimal delay."

 

The Henderson facility is already equipped with 12 DCE160 and 12 DCF330 lift trucks, while a number of TR618i Kalmar terminal tractors are also in operation.

 

Cargotec has delivered almost 350 medium and heavy lift capacity reachstackers to customers in Australia since 2004. 

 

For further information please contact:

John Nash, Business Development Manager, tel +61 3 9234 7000, john.nash@cargotec.com

 

Maija Eklöf, Director, Communications and Marketing, Terminals, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@cargotec.com

 

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 3.1 billion in 2011 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com