Kalmar Industries and Lubbers' Constructiewerkplaats en Machinefabriek Hollandia BV, one of the leading steel construction companies in Western Europe, are negotiating an agreement concerning the production of steel structures for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.
In the proposed partnership Hollandia will be responsible for the steel fabrication and assembly of Kalmar STS cranes. Kalmar Industries BV, Kalmar's Dutch subsidiary, will focus on marketing, R&D, project management and servicing of STS cranes.
This arrangement will lead to approximately 100 employees of Kalmar Industries BV, who are presently engaged in steel construction and assembly work, being transferred to Hollandia Cranes BV. The company will continue to operate out of Kalmar Industries' factory in Rotterdam, but other Hollandia Group factories will also be involved so that capacity can be mobilized to provide short delivery times for even the largest projects.
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Kalmar is a global provider of heavy-duty materials handling equipment and services to ports, intermodal traffic, terminals and demanding industrial customers. Kalmar focuses on supplying handling solutions that enable customers to operate with a high level of efficiency and reliability. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.
Kalmar provides a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Manufacturing plants are situated in Sweden (as is the head office), in Finland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Malaysia and the USA.
Lubbers Constructiewerkplaats en Machinefabriek Hollandia BV is one of the leading steel construction companies in Western Europe. It has 1500 employees and net sales of around EUR 200 million.
For more information,
Christer Granskog, President, Kalmar Industries, +46 8 700 5140
Juhani Lukumaa, President, Kalmar Container handling,
+31 10 294 66 66