Kalmar Trade Press Release Sustainability
Kalmar’s first heavy electric forklift to help Innofreight achieve target of carbon neutrality by 2040
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 21 MARCH 2023 AT 10 AM (EET)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Austrian rail logistics service provider Innofreight Solutions GmbH (Innofreight) for a Kalmar heavy electric forklift – the first of its kind to be delivered to a customer anywhere in the world. The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2022 order intake and the machine is scheduled to be delivered during Q4 2023.
Innofreight, founded in 2002, develops modular rail wagon solutions for a wide variety of industrial sectors including pulp and paper, agriculture and construction. The company’s equipment is in operation in 20 European countries on all three European standard rail gauges. Innofreight’s current equipment fleet includes 60 diesel-powered Kalmar forklifts with various lifting capacities.
Peter Wanek-Pusset, Managing Director, Innofreight: “If we are to achieve our target to be carbon neutral by 2040 it is essential that we start reducing our reliance on fossil fuels now. Kalmar is a long-term partner and a leader in the field of eco-efficient electric equipment, so we are very pleased to be able to take this initiative forward together with them.”
Dietmar Kohlhuber, Area Sales Manager, Kalmar Austria: “We are very proud to announce the first ever order for our eco-efficient heavy electric forklift, which is the latest addition to the Kalmar Electric Portfolio launched at the end of 2021. Innofreight is a true pioneer in the rail logistics space and we are delighted that they have chosen our technology to showcase the benefits of electrically powered machines in demanding cargo-handling operations.”
Further information for the press:
Gerald Aspernig, Country Director, Kalmar Austria, tel.+43 463 717 8861, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, email@example.com
Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com