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Kalmar Trade Press Release Sustainability

Kalmar electric forklift trucks to continue helping Pfeifer Group reduce the environmental impact of its operations



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Pfeifer Holding GmbH (Pfeifer) to supply another three Kalmar medium electric forklift trucks to support the company’s sustainability strategy. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2022 order intake, with delivery scheduled for Q3 of 2022.

Pfeifer, headquartered in Imst in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, is one of the leading European suppliers of timber products. The company operates across eight sites in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, employs approximately 2,000 people and exports products to 90 countries around the world. Between 1994 and today Pfeifer has purchased over 100 diesel and electrically powered forklift trucks from Kalmar. 

Two of the three new machines will be deployed at its sites in Imst and Kundl in Austria, while the third will be deployed at its Chanovice site in the Czech Republic. Pfeifer uses Kalmar forklifts to handle lumber and to load and unload wood products from on-site drying chambers.

Georg Horngacher, Head of Maintenance, Pfeifer: “Fully electric forklift trucks fit perfectly with our strategy to pursue 100% added value from the wood raw material we use and our resource-saving circular economy approach to business. We have built a strong relationship with Kalmar over the years and we are confident that their proven fully electric technology is the right choice to support our operations.”  

Gerald Aspernig, Country Director, Kalmar Austria: “Our proven, eco-efficient electric drivelines not only eliminate at-source emissions but also significantly reduce noise, making shift work and operation close to residential areas possible. We are delighted that Pfeifer has again selected to partner with Kalmar to enhance the sustainability and productivity of its operations.”

Further information for the press:

Gerald Aspernig, Country Director, Austria, Kalmar, tel. +43 463 717 8861,

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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.


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