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Kalmar Industries on-going programme of investment in research and development into environmental improvement and fuel efficiency has helped win an order for six E-One+ rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for Thailand LCMT Company Ltd.

The new 6+1 wide and 1-over-6 high units will feature Bromma spreaders, Kalmar Smartrail autosteering and container position verification technology, and Remote Machine Interface (RMI) for machine monitoring, maintenance tasking and reporting. The cranes are due to be delivered by March 2009.

The cranes were purchased as part of LCMT plans to expand its terminal operations at the Port of Laem Chabang in response to higher cargo volumes. The terminal operator currently employs six Kalmar E-One RTGs, which feature competitive maintenance, significant fuel savings and reduced downtime.

The ever-pressing desire of Kalmar customers to save more on increasing fuel costs remains a crucial topic. Kalmar will outfit LCMT E-One+ RTGs with a Variable Speed Generator (VSG) to reduce both energy consumption and pollution. VSG systems optimise engine use by determining whether the crane needs increased power for heavy lifts or little power when idling.

Henry Tan, RTG Sales Director, Kalmar South East Asia, comments on the partnership the two parties share:

Kalmar is very enthusiastic about extending its relationship with LCMT and proud to be able to offer cutting-edge and market leading solutions to customers in Asia.

Laem Chabang Container Terminal 1 Limited – LCMT owner – has also sought reliable solutions from Kalmar, taking into operation five Kalmar RTGs featuring AC drives, which require hardly any maintenance. The terminal operator's request further emphasises its commitment to operational efficiency and the environment.

The newly launched Kalmar E-One+ has built upon the success of its predecessor. Advances in its design, such as enhanced overall quality, easier maintenance and faster assembly on site, make it the ultimate reliable, proven solution for operators who need to achieve high productivity with minimum environmental impact.
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Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world's 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 applications with its application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products developed in co-operation with customers and partners.

Kalmar's 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's net sales were EUR 1.343 billion in 2007.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. In 2007, Cargotec's net sales were EUR 3.018 billion. Cargotec's class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

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