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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar Co-Create aims to discover new ideas to shape the future of cargo handling during TOC Europe 2018

23/05/2018

 
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 23 MAY 2018 AT 1:45 PM (EEST)

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners.

"We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains. TOC Europe provides us with a great opportunity to bridge together our customers, best-in-class service designers and solution developers with Kalmar's competence and experience in order to seek for new solutions to serve the needs of our customers. By bringing together experts with different backgrounds, we expect to co-create novel concept proposals that have potential to shape our industry. Each of the teams will be supported by a Kalmar mentor who will help conduct customer interviews and guide the teams during the challenge," says Lasse Eriksson, Vice President, New Service Business Concepts at Kalmar.

The partner companies invited in Kalmar Co-Create are Futurice, Gofore and Cybercom, who all are Finnish experts of digital services development. Futurice creates digital services for people to love. Gofore is a digitalisation specialist offering modern services that help operators in the private and public sectors to face digital change. Cybercom is an IT consulting company enabling companies and organisations to benefit from the opportunities of the connected world and to enhance their competitiveness.

"Our partners have deep knowledge of service design, digital technologies and concept creation, and combining that with Kalmar's expertise in container handling during the most significant annual event of the industry gives us a unique setup for co-creation and exploration of new solutions. Together we can shape the future of our industry," Lasse Eriksson concludes.

Follow Kalmar Co-Create on Twitter @kalmarglobal, Kalmar Facebook and LinkedIn page under the hashtag: #CoCreate.

 

Further information for the press:

Lasse Eriksson, Vice President, New Service Business Concepts, Kalmar, lasse.eriksson@kalmarglobal.com

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com

 

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.www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.www.cargotec.com