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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar's first order of Gloria reachstacker with K-Motion Technology in China



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received the first order of Gloria reachstacker with K-Motion Technology from Kunming Tianfu Logistics Co. Ltd. in China. The order was booked into Cargotec's 2017 third quarter order intake with delivery scheduled on September 2017.

Kunming Tianfu Logistics Co., Ltd. is a well-known logistics company in the Yunnan Province, specialising in logistics and transportation services to large corporations within the region. The new equipment will join a fleet of four existing Kalmar reachstackers to support the company's growth in railway transport business.

Mr. Li Yong, Manager of Kunming Tianfu Logistics Co. Ltd, said: "We truly appreciate the long-term reliability, high stability and low failure rate of Kalmar equipment, ensuring our business to operate efficiently. Efficiency is crucial in railway logistics where we need to meet the fixed train schedules. Equipment downtime can result in delays that lead to additional costs for us. Kalmar is a pioneer in equipment technology and we are very interested in this new K-Motion technology. We are confident that it can help us achieve significant cost savings and fuel reductions without compromising productivity."

Huang Jianghuo, Area Manager of Kalmar South China, said: "As a market leader in reachstackers, Kalmar has never stopped innovating. Kalmar K-Motion is a combination of well proven transmission technologies, hydrostatic and mechanical drives, combined with smart programming, intelligent controls and a small, but highly efficient engine. This reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, giving reductions of up to 40% without compromising drive and lift power."

Kalmar K-Motion 2.0 uses a continuous variable transmission which provides smoother transition in shifts, drive stops and direction changes. This allows the operator to drive more precisely, resulting in increased safety levels.

Further information for the press:

Zhang Shushu, Vice President, Kalmar China, tel. +86 755 2602 4812, 

Huang Jianghuo, Area Manager, Kalmar South China, tel. +86 138 2352 2669,

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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