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Kalmar awarded a large contract to deliver rough terrain container handlers in the USA


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order to supply a further 18 rough terrain container handlers to the United States Department of Defense. Destined to replace older equipment, the Kalmar RT240s will be delivered to multiple locations across the United States by the end of the year 2015. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 16 million (USD 18 million).

The Kalmar RT240 provides exceptional performance, able to handle containerised loads of up to 53,000lbs (24 tonnes) across all types of terrain.

Commenting on the order, Stephen Speakes, President and CEO at Kalmar RT Center (KRTC) in Cibolo, Texas, said, "This is yet another endorsement of the great quality of Kalmar's solutions for rough terrain applications. The RT240 provides a reliable materials handling solution, it is simple to service, maintain and fix in the field."

KRTC has been producing rough terrain handlers since 2009 and currently has three assembly lines focusing on container handlers and forklift trucks.  The centre employs approximately 170 people.

Further information for the press:

Stephen Speakes, President and CEO, Kalmar RT Center, tel. +1-210-599-6541

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,

Further information for investors:

Paula Liimatta, Director, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084

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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. under symbol CGCBV.