CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 13 APRIL 2016 AT 2 PM (EEST)
Kalmar starts a digital business development programme with Linnaeus University in Sweden
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has started a unique research programme in collaboration with Linnaeus University and the Center of Information Logistics (CIL) in Sweden. The programme focuses on developing new, intelligent services for industrial products.
The cooperation comprises at least two full time researchers from the university's post doc services. They work closely together with a dedicated team of Kalmar specialists.
"We are excited to start this unique cooperation to accelerate our digital transformation. Linnaeus University will provide us opportunities for competence development. We are aiming to build a strong connection between our business, the academy, research institutes and other companies in the region. We believe that through open innovation and co-creation Kalmar, as well as the industry as a whole, will be exposed to new ideas and thinking that can help the entire value chain on their road to digitalisation and increased efficiency," says Dan Pettersson, Senior Vice President, Mobile Equipment, Kalmar.
In addition to launching the digital business development program, Kalmar is investing in a new, state of the art premises in Ljungby, Sweden, and planning to transform its operations into a Business, Innovation and Technology Centre.
The new centre would focus on strengthening Kalmar's expertise in digital business development, research and development, prototype production and testing of mobile equipment. The centre would create new business and job opportunities especially in the area of digitalisation.
Further information for the press:
Dan Pettersson, Senior Vice President, Mobile Equipment, Kalmar, tel. +46 37 237 8062 email@example.com
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com