Kalmar is offering a new range of services through its Terminal Development
Unit. Its clients and affiliates can now use a simulation software
application for the planning of logistics solutions and investment decisions
at various types of container ports.
The Kalmar Terminal Development Unit started just two years ago and has
since rapidly established its position, developing close links with both
existing and new customers, as well as port consultants advising on terminal design and cargo handling solutions.
Jari Pirhonen, General Manager, Terminal Development at Kalmar Industries,
comments on the recent agreement:
"Through simulation we can better assist any port considering such investments in selecting the best-functioning alternative and in testing the viability of the choice. The simulating alternative will help find bottlenecks and pinpoint other problem areas before any changes are made or construction work is started."
Kalmar Industries made an extensive study of available simulation software
before making the decision to place the order with Finland's CyberCube. Jari
"We can use the CyberCube application to make a more exact
assessment of the machine capacity needed at a port and test the efficiency
of various container handling systems in different situations. Having
compared the simulation products available on the market, we found that
CyberCube's software met our needs extremely well. Besides, CyberCube's
logistics experts were already familiar with the requirements of our
business, having been involved in a recent port development project."
CyberCube's Managing Director, Timo Niemi, explains why the agreement is
beneficial to both parties:
"Simulation is an important tool for decision-making in projects requiring high capital expenditure. For us, the co-operation with Kalmar Industries and Bromma Conquip is a gateway to global port projects, in which simulation is often used to analyse alternative solutions."
The market for simulation software is expected to grow fast. The market
research firm Jon Peddle Associates (JPA) predicts that it will treble up to
almost 25 million US dollars by 2005.
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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,
China and the USA.
CyberCube Oy, founded in 1992, is a Finnish company supplying simulation
software and services. Simulation systems assist customers in designing
modifications or completely new solutions for their production processes.
CyberCube's main products have been developed for production and logistics,
the mining industry and port design. They are based on the company's own
innovation, a flexible simulation foundation, where an engine, database
software and graphic interface enable prompt tailoring of solutions for
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