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World leading supplier of windpower solutions orders Kalmar equipment


Press release,31 March, 2009
Cargotec Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to provide eight lifting and handlingmachines for Vestas Towers A/S new production facility in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. The equipment will be delivered during April.

The order includes Kalmar reachstackers and Kalmar heavy fork lift trucks. Several of the machines will be customised with special attachments designed to lift Vestas’ wind turbine tower sections. Two machines, placed at each end of the tower section, will be needed to lift each section, which can weigh up to 70 tonnes and be up to 30 metres long and 4.5 metres in diameter.

Thomas Sørensen, responsible for ordering equipment for Vestas’ new Pueblo plant, said: “Kalmar is able to offer us the most extensive service network, complete with spare parts, support and servicing. They are customer focused – for instance, Kalmar has developed an operator manual specifically for our application, ensuring that we’ll be able to safely operate these machines from Day One in June 2009.

Kalmar is known across the world for its quality, robust, and efficient container handling equipment, which is in use at ports and container terminals around the globe. Kalmar is also known for its ability to customise its equipment to provide specialist lifting solutions for applications beyond its traditional marketplace

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, with headquarters in Denmark and production facilities in more than twelve countries, is the leading supplier of wind power solutions, having installed over 38,000 wind turbines in more than sixty countries worldwide. Vestas Towers A/S’ new plant in Pueblo will be completed in the autumn of 2009, when it will employ several hundred employees.

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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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering handling systems and the related services for the loading and unloading of goods. Cargotec brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGREGOR, are global market leaders in their fields and their solutions are used on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move. Extensive services close to customers ensure the continuous usability of equipment.

Cargotec is the technology leader in its field, its R&D focusing on innovative solutions that take environmental considerations into account. Cargotec sales total EUR 3.4 billion and it employs approximately 12,000 people. Cargotec class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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