Our businesses:

Orders for terminal tractors from Kalmar terminal tractor facilityin Ottawa, Kansascontinue to be strong as the 40,000th Ottawa-Kalmar unit rolled off the assembly line in June. The terminal tractor was sold to Yellow Transportation of U.S.-based YRC Worldwide and is one unit in a package of over 75 units purchased from Kalmar this year.

Less than two years ago, the Ottawa factory produced its 35,000th unit, again reinforcing the popularity of the machine and the development of the market to include more rental and fleet customers. The first terminal tractor was built in Ottawa, Kansas in 1958. It took 41 years to build the first 25,000 units and only seven years to build the next 15,000 units.

Kalmar is the market leader in terminal tractor sales worldwide, offering its customers the most comprehensive range of models for heavy industrial applications as well as ports and terminal operations.

Ottawa, Kansas is today Kalmar center for excellence in the global development and coordination of Kalmar 4x2 terminal tractors with manufacturing in U.S., Europe and Asia. Effective 1 September 2006, all terminal tractors built at the Kansas facilitywill be branded Kalmar. The Ottawa brand became a generic word for terminal tractors in North America, but the brand migration reflects the bigger responsibility of the Kansas organization to the rest of the world.

To improve its product and service offering to customers in the U.S., the Ottawa facility began an extensive expansion programme in early 2005 to make room for the assembly of the Kalmar medium-duty (9-18 ton) forklift. The first forklift was assembled in April 2005. In addition, the parts distribution centre is being expanded to house additional staff and stock more inventory in order to provide the best support to dealers and customers.

Note to editors:
Press information can be found on Kalmar's website: Simply click on News Room to be taken to a list of recent press releases or on Press Pictures to be taken to the Kalmar photo gallery.

The captions for the photographs read:

Pat Lemons, Chief Safety Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for Yellow Transportation received the keys to the unit from Leif Wallin, President of Kalmar in North America.

"Kalmar built its 40,000th Ottawa-Kalmar terminal tractor in June, proving the popularity of the machine and securing Kalmar position as market leader in terminal tractor sales worldwide."

"Kalmar is the market leader in terminal tractor sales worldwide, offering its customers the most comprehensive range of models for heavy industrial applications as well as ports and terminal operations."

Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports, terminals and intermodal facilities.

Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine. The company also supplies a wide range of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at distribution hubs.

Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation with its applications of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products developed in co-operation with customer and partners.

Kalmar product range is complemented by a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA. Kalmar net sales were EUR 1,147 million in 2005.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. In 2005 Cargotec net sales exceeded EUR 2.3 billion. Cargotec class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

For further information:
What do you think of the site?