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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar reachstackers deliver fuel savings and noise reduction for GVT Group and Logistics at Barge Terminal Tilburg



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is continuing its co-operation with GVT Group and Logistics with the delivery of five new Kalmar Gloria reachstackers to Barge Terminal Tilburg (BTT) in the Netherlands. The order was booked into Cargotec's fourth quarter order intake and delivered in Q1 2017.

BTT serves as an important transportation hub to streamline goods movement between the port of Rotterdam and Tilburg. The order comprises five new reachstackers, four of which feature Kalmar K-Motion technology. The fifth machine will be used for barge handling at the Weert inland terminal. The new units join an existing fleet of five Kalmar reachstackers operated by GVT Group and Logistics

Kalmar K-Motion is a cutting-edge transmission technology that enables significant reductions in fuel and exhaust, and minimises noise through both the innovative drivetrain and through an optimised hydraulic system. The high-performance reachstackers will also be equipped with Kalmar SmartFleet, which provides operational insights reports and KPIs through remote monitoring.

Wil Versteijnen, Managing Director of BTT, says: "In addition to offering fast payback through fuel savings, Kalmar's K-Motion technology significantly reduces the noise generated by reachstacker operations. This is particularly important for us as many of our inland terminals are close to residential areas. Reduced fuel consumption also means lower emission levels, which supports our vision for more environmentally friendly intermodal cargo handling operations."

Alf-Gunnar Karlgren, Director Sales and Marketing Counterbalanced Equipment, Kalmar, says: "Kalmar K-Motion technology has been developed as a result of listening closely to the needs of our customers. It offers the latest in smart programming and proven transmission technology, and will support BTT in its goal to cut both noise emissions and fuel consumption."

Further information for the press:

Alf-Gunnar Kalgren, Director Sales and Marketing Counterbalanced Equipment, Kalmar, tel. +46 372 378 098

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,


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 movements 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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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