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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar and VidaXL extend cooperation with repeat order for Kalmar T2 terminal tractors and related services

21/03/2019

 
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 21 MARCH 2019 AT 11 AM (EET)
 
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply a further three Kalmar T2 terminal tractors, including preventive and on-call maintenance service, to leading Dutch online retailer VidaXL. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q1 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled to take place during Q3 of 2019.

VidaXL is a rapidly growing international online retailer serving three million customers every year and employs close to 1,500 people around the world. The VidaXL central distribution centre, located in Venlo in the south-east of the Netherlands, covers an area of 100,000m2 and the company is soon to begin construction on a new facility of 75,000m2. VidaXL already operates two Kalmar T2 terminal tractors at the centre, which are used to forward ready trailers to a central location for onward transportation.

The Kalmar T2 Terminal Tractor has been designed based on extensive feedback from customers and drivers as well as the vast experience of our in-house team. It offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of engine, transmission and axle combinations as well as easy maintenance, a safe and comfortable operating environment and reduced operating costs in the long run.  
 
Mark Engels, Transport Manager, VidaXL: "The two Kalmar T2 terminal tractors we currently operate are reliable and easy to operate and maintain. Our drivers really appreciate their excellent cabin ergonomics and visibility, which helps to increase both the productivity and safety of our operations. It was therefore natural to approach Kalmar when it came time to invest in new machines to support our rapid growth." 
 
Dave Patterson, Vice President, Market Area Europe West, Kalmar: "We are delighted to extend our cooperation with VidaXL and support their ambitious growth plans with the new Kalmar T2 terminal tractors. We provide excellent design flexibility which means that each individual customer can specify their machines according to their unique needs. This goes right down to the details: for example, these three machines will be supplied with a purple finish - VidaXL's brand colour."
 
Further information for the press:
 
Dave Patterson, Vice President, Market Area Europe West, Kalmar, tel. +447795398064 dave.patterson@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 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com

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