CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 12 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 12.30 PM (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Egon Evertz KG for Super Gloria, the world's biggest reachstacker. The machine will be operated at Salzgitter Flachstahl for handling hot and cold steel slabs. The design and build project was completed by Kalmar in 12 months.
The Evertz Group, a company based in Solingen, Germany has specialised in serving steel mills all over the world with products and as service provider for over 50 years. Through the constant improvement of techniques, procedures and parts for steel production, it has become the leading name in the industry. Kalmar's solution was devised to meet Egon Evertz's increasing requirement to handle heavier loads.
Mr Mößner, representative of Egon Evertz said, "Kalmar was the only company that could design and build to our specification and meet the time frame required. We have been experiencing consistent growth throughout our business and as steel slabs increase in size we needed an innovative solution to handle these huge loads reliably and safely. We are certainly impressed with how Kalmar responded to our brief and also proud to have the world's biggest reachstacker as part of our fleet."
The Kalmar DRG650-92A5XS reachstacker is called 'Super Gloria' because it is now the largest reachstacker in Kalmar's hugely successful Gloria range. The completely new design resulted in an impressive lift capacity of 65 tonnes at 4.0m load centre in dynamic mode (drive) or 65 tonnes at 5.0m load centre in static mode (non driving).
Super Gloria will be handling new 50-tonne mega steel slabs, measuring 2.7m wide, 12m long and 350mm thick. The machine is equipped with both an electric lift magnet for handling slabs in cold conditions and a hydraulic slab grab for hot conditions (up to 800 degrees Celsius).
The high lifting capacity has been augmented with a specially raised cab to enhance visibility and a wheel distance of 9.25m to provide maximum stability. An onboard generator providing emergency power for the magnet, AdBlue fuel efficient technology and a fire extinguishing system are also featured in the specification.
Dan Pettersson, Senior Vice President, Mobile Equipment at Kalmar commented, "We are delighted that, once again, Kalmar is making history. Super Gloria is a very impressive feat of engineering and is indicative of the commitment we have to meeting our customer's needs. It's also a notable achievement that the Kalmar team designed, built and delivered the world's largest reachstacker within just 12 months."
Further information for the press:
Stefan Johansson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers, tel. +46 372 37 83 42, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, email@example.com
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com