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Kalmar Trade Press Release Sustainability

Kalmar and Sagres strengthen cooperation with new electric forklifts that will further enhance cost efficiency and environmental performance at Guaíba mill



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply a further eight fully electric light forklift trucks to leading Brazilian logistics operator Sagres as part of an agreement concluded in January 2020, which includes an option for the purchase of a total of 16 electric forklifts during 2020 and 2021. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2020 Q3 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled to take place during Q4 of 2020 and Q1 of 2021.

Sagres operates in the three main ports in the south of Brazil – Terminal Logístico Rio Grande (TLRG), Terminal Logístico Pelotas (TLP) and Terminal Logístico Guaíba (TLG) – supporting the operations of Compañía Manufacturera de Papeles y Cartones (CMPC), the second largest pulp and paper manufacturer in Latin America. The new forklifts will be deployed at CMPC’s pulp and paper plant in the municipality of Guaíba, joining the four identical machines delivered at the start of 2020.

Kalmar light electric forklifts powered by lead-acid battery technology offer all the performance of a powerful diesel truck but without the emissions, noise or vibration. They feature a time-saving diagnostic system and easy maintenance. They also feature the ergonomically designed EGO cabin to provide a superior driving experience, with adjustable control panels, steering wheel and seat as well as exceptional visibility.

Lucio Pires, Technical Director, Sagres: “Kalmar’s electric forklift solutions have already proven their ability to enhance environmental performance, cost efficiency and workplace well-being at Guaíba. It was therefore a straightforward decision to exercise our option to purchase the additional machines.”

Luiz Oliveira, Sales Representative, Kalmar: “This new order is further proof of our position as a leading supplier of eco-efficient solutions for demanding material-handling applications like pulp and paper. We are delighted that Sagres have chosen to continue our fruitful collaboration.”

Further information for the press:

Eduardo Prat, Vice President, Latin America, Kalmar, tel. +34 60 902 9500

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 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people.


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