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Kalmar gains forklift order as Vix Logistica continues with expansion plans in Brazil

2015 Press


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced an order from Vix Logistica S.A, Brazil, for 18 heavy forklift trucks. The order consists of eight Kalmar DCF300-12LB, two DCE120-6 and eight DCF200-12LB forklift trucks, adding to Vix Logistica's substantial existing Kalmar fleet of 16 heavy forklift trucks. They will be employed primarily on materials handling applications allied to steel products. The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.

Vix Logistica is one of the leading logistics operators in Brazil and is currently expanding to meet the growing needs of the industry. The company offers customised solutions including stowing cargo in ships, bonded cargo transportation, port building/cleaning, and cargo handling - all relying heavily on the use of forklifts.  Vix Logistica is committed to developing the quality of the products and services it provides in an aim to stand out in the sector as world class.

The Kalmar F-Generation range meets all of the stringent regulations and business standards on exhaust emissions, lubrication waste, coatings, driver environment and noise levels. Dependent on the required application, customers can select the optimum combination of lifting capacity, stability and driving performance. The design of machines also results in operational characteristics including fast and precise control, reliable brakes, smooth transmission, tight turning radius, powerful engine and responsive hydraulics.

Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks at Kalmar said: "We are delighted that such a significant order has been placed by Vix Logistica. The fact they have specified Kalmar forklifts is a demonstration of our strong working relationship, and an endorsement of the quality of our equipment and technology."

"Kalmar has once again provided an excellent solution," commented Luciano Werner, Director of Vix Logistica. "The Kalmar DCF range in particular utilises the latest technology to deliver a highly productive and cost-efficient solution to a broad spectrum of heavy handling applications. The combination of trucks in this order will allow us to meet all our operation's needs."

Further information for the press:

Alexandre Esse, Commercial Manager, Kalmar Americas, tel. +55 13 3308 2230,
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,

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 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.