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Kalmar Trade Press Release

Kalmar forklift trucks and maintenance services to ensure safe and reliable steel handling at Outokumpu’s Tornio plant, Finland



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply a total of seven Kalmar forklift trucks for Outokumpu’s Tornio stainless steel plant in Finland. The order, which also includes a 5-year Kalmar Essential Care service agreement, was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake with delivery scheduled for Q2 and Q3 2021.

Outokumpu’s Tornio plant is the most integrated stainless steel operation in the world. The plant consists of two melt shop lines, a hot rolling mill, a cold rolling plant, brushing and polishing as well as slitting and cut-to-length lines. The forklifts will be used to transport steel coils around the plant. They will join an equipment fleet that already includes Kalmar reachstackers and light and medium range forklift trucks.

The order includes four light 6 to 8-ton forklift trucks, two 12-ton medium forklift trucks and one 42-ton heavy forklift. Kalmar’s G-generation forklifts feature the latest in fuel-efficient technology and offer low total cost of ownership. They deliver superior uptime and reduced maintenance costs in demanding applications such as steel handling. Kalmar Essential Care service agreement will guarantee that customers can get local service and support whenever they need it.

Santtu Tanskanen, Country Director, Finland, Kalmar: “This order is a demonstration of our ability to provide a complete offering for customers in the industrial sector. The steel industry is an important market for Kalmar and we are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Outokumpu. We look forward to supporting their business operations for many years to come with our world-class equipment and services.”

Further information for the press:

Santtu Tanskanen, Country Director, Finland, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 759 2563

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 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.


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