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Kalmar delivers first Gloria reachstackers with new K-Motion technology in the Asia-Pacific region


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and its New Zealand region dealership AB Equipment have received an order from Quality Marshalling for two Kalmar Gloria reachstackers equipped with new K-Motion drive line system. The machines will be the first of their kind in the Asia-Pacific region, providing industry-leading efficiency and environmental benefits to Quality Marshalling's Tauranga Container Terminal and Timaru Container Terminal operations in New Zealand.

The Kalmar K-Motion ground-breaking technology includes a new drive train system embedded into the programming of the Kalmar Gloria reachstacker. This new system increases machine efficiency and productivity by elevating uptime. The machines also boast improved ergonomics and safety as well as reduced fuel consumption and running costs.

Shayne Jenkins, General Manager for Quality Marshalling, said: "We are looking for machinery with increased reliability and cost efficiency. It is important to Quality Marshalling that our machines are specified to our work sites and meet the operational requirements in order to achieve efficiencies in rail and truck turnaround. We have chosen the Kalmar Gloria reachstackers particularly for the K-Motion transmission technology that promises significant cost savings while also minimising idle time; in addition we recognise the new ergonomic cab will also enhance our operator's performance."

Quality Marshalling's Tauranga Container Terminal operation involves the management of the rail exchange for the Port of Tauranga and Kiwi Rail for containerised import and export cargo.

Quality Marshalling's Timaru Container Terminal operation provides the handling of all containers, Receivables & Dispatch (R&D) and vessel loading for Timaru Container Terminal Ltd. This arrangement includes the export and import of containerised cargo for the South Canterbury and Canterbury regions.

"The Kalmar machines are used as front line machines for loading and unloading freight trains at both the Port of Tauranga and Timaru terminals around the clock. The Kalmar machines at the Timaru site are also utilised to move containers to and from the vessels when in port," Shayne Jenkins continues.

Quality Marshalling is a subsidiary of the Port of Tauranga providing 24/7 services to the container handling industry. Quality Marshalling's container operations are currently handling 330,000 TEU per annum.

Kalmar K-Motion technology was introduced to the Asian market on 19 January 2016. The launch event, held in Shanghai, China, was attended by approximately 160 people including customers, dealers and media.

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Kalmar K-Motion was launched for the Asian customers and dealers in January in Shanghai, China.


Further information for the press:

Michael Wahab, General Manager, Mobile Equipment, Kalmar Australia,

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 approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV.