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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar and Seehafen Wismar continue close cooperation with new order for terminal tractors featuring numerous safety benefits



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply the German logistics operator Seehafen Wismar (Wismar Seaport) with six heavy-duty terminal tractors. The order, which includes a comprehensive four-year Kalmar Complete Care service agreement for the machines, was booked in Cargotec's 2020 Q1 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled for the early part of Q4 2020.

Wismar Seaport is one of the most state-of-the-art logistics companies in the Baltic Sea region, operating a modern industrial and logistics site on Germany’s northern coast. The company handles a wide variety of cargo by road, rail and sea using a fleet of Kalmar forklifts.

Kalmar's heavy-duty TR618i terminal tractors boast outstanding durability, visibility and operator comfort to ensure excellent performance when moving heavy loads in demanding conditions. They also include a number of safety-related features, including:

  • Engine preheating to ensure reliable operation in sub-zero temperatures
  • Electrically heated and adjusted exterior mirrors, avoiding the need to exit the cabin to clear or adjust mirrors
  • A double brake pedal for easier operation
  • An overrun structure behind the cabin for additional protection
  • Integrated mudguards and bumpers to protect the 5th wheel and the chassis when working with a gooseneck. 

The machines delivered to Wismar Seaport will be fitted with engines that meet EU Stage V emission standards. An additional seat in the cabin will enable terminal tractor drivers and hydraulic material handler operators to travel together around the site.

Kalmar Complete Care provides customers with preventive and corrective maintenance services to an agreed service level, enabling better operational predictability, low operational risk and reduced equipment downtime. With Complete Care, Kalmar seamlessly integrates all its maintenance and material-management operations with the customer’s own processes.

Christian Blaffert, Maintenance and Plant Engineer, Wismar Seaport: "As a long-standing partner, we look forward to further cooperation with Kalmar and the expansion of our vehicle fleet. Their machines are characterised by their particular efficiency and are able to withstand the difficult operating conditions in our seaport. We also look forward to the good and timely work of the service team. "

Martin Grau, Vice President, Kalmar Mobile Solutions, North & East Europe: “We are very pleased to continue our close collaboration with Wismar Seaport. The complete package including equipment and servicing will enable them to focus fully on improving the efficiency of their operations.”

Further information for the press:

Martin Grau, Vice President, North & East Europe Market Area, tel. +43 664 521 6926

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 12,500 people.


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