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Kalmar delivers the largest ever reachstacker order to South Africa


Kalmar delivers the largest ever reachstacker order to South Africa

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed the delivery of the largest supply of mobile equipment in Africa and one of the biggest reachstackers order globally for Shumani Industrial Equipment, official dealer of the Goscor Group of Companies in South Africa. The order was signed into Cargotec's 2015 second quarter order intake, with all machines delivered by the end of January 2016.

A total of 45 units have been distributed across South Africa, including 37 Kalmar reachstackers and 8 Kalmar empty container handlers. The equipment will be utilised for freight depots at inland dry port terminals. Kalmar will supply and maintain the new units on a full maintenance basis across South Africa over the contracted period of five years.

Victor Nemukula, Executive Director Shumani Industrial Equipment, said: "We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kalmar in recognition of their top quality equipment and outstanding reputation as a service provider. They have a thorough understanding of our customer and end-user operations and provide the best solutions to increase the end-users' productivity."

Leslie Venketas and Francois Muller, Sales Managers, Southern Africa, commented: "We are delighted to receive this substantial order from Shumani Industrial Equipment, the vast size of which demonstrates the quality of Kalmar products and technology. Kalmar has a national footprint and can confidently handle the challenges that are faced in cost-effectively supplying and maintaining a large fleet of equipment at various locations throughout South Africa."

Further information for the press:

Francois Muller, Sales Manager, Kalmar South Africa, Kalmar, tel. +278 24 576 254,

Leslie Vanketas, Sales Manager, Kalmar South Africa, Kalmar, tel. +278 28 076 817,

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 the 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 3.7 billion in 2015 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV.