Kalmar to deliver new fleet of cargo-handling equipment to Steveco

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Aug 22, 2016: Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Suomen Satamatekniikka Oy, a subsidiary of Steveco, for four diesel-electric straddle carriers, ten heavy-duty terminal tractors for RoRo handling, four light forklift trucks and two heavy forklift trucks.

Delivery will take place during the latter part of 2016 and into quarter one, 2017. Steveco, a leading port operator in Finland, employs approximately 700 people and has annual revenues of close to EUR 140 million.

The company operates four sea ports in Finland: Mussalo and Hietanen in Kotka, Hamina and Vuosaari in Helsinki, which are optimally located on the main cargo routes in and out of Finland and Russia.

The new machines will join an already extensive and varied fleet of Kalmar equipment including 39 straddle carriers, 50 terminal tractors, 80 forklift trucks and 10 reachstackers.

Henri Kuitunen, CEO at Steveco, said, "With cargo volumes at our terminals growing, we require equipment that delivers high performance and reliability combined with low operating and maintenance costs, and this is precisely what Kalmar machines give us. Kalmar's responsive local technical support keeps our operations running smoothly around the clock, all year round.”

Santtu Tanskanen, market area director, Finland at Kalmar, said, "Our cooperation with Steveco dates back to1950s when we delivered the very first Valmet machines to Steveco's predecessor in the Port of Kotka. Throughout the years we have enjoyed a tight working relationship and are happy to be able to support Steveco once again in their development plans in enhancing their operations.”

The order comprises four Kalmar ESC440 straddle carriers, ten Kalmar TR618i terminal tractors, four Kalmar DCF80-6 -light forklift trucks with a lifting capacity of eight tonnes, and two DCG180-12 heavy forklift trucks with a lifting capacity of 18 tonnes.

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