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Kalmar to manufacture lift trucks in Sweden for Still under a new OEM deal

Kalmar Industries and Still GmbH have entered into a co-operation agreement whereby Kalmar will manufacture forklift trucks for Still at its factory in Ljungby, Sweden. Specifically, the arrangement covers internal combustion (IC) trucks within a capacity range of 6 - 8 tonnes and electric trucks in the range 5.5 - 8 tonnes. Still will deliver parts and components to Sweden and production of these OEM machines will start at the beginning of 2004.

Still will sell these products under its own name in its established markets through its own extended sales network.

Enquiries regarding this initial announcement should be directed towards:
Mr Leif Wallin, President, Kalmar Industrial Systems
(Tel: +46 372 26142) while Kalmar expects to be in a position to release more detailed information later in 2003.


Notes to editors

This press release is also available in German and Swedish language. Please contact:
Lotta Sundstrom
lotta.sundstrom@kalmarind.com in Sweden or
Kirsten Fruechting
kirsten.fruechting@kalmarind.com in Germany.


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.


Still was founded in 1920 by Hans Still in Hamburg. At that time, the company's business was the repair of electric motors and the construction of semi-automatic generators. Still built its first forklift trucks in 1949. In 1973, the company became part of the Linde Group.

For more information, please contact:

Lotta Sundström, Communication Manager,
Tel +46 372 261 38,
e-mail:
lotta.sundstrom@kalmarind.com