Cargotec Unveils CeMAT Showcase

Cargotec, Helsinki, Finland, will showcase material handling expertise at CeMAT, the biggest international trade fair for intralogistics, which takes place in Hannover, Germany, 2-6 May, 2011 (hall 25, stand D12).

Cargotec recently repositioned its Industrial & Terminal division, comprising former Hiab and Kalmar businesses, while the Marine sector comprises the former MacGregor business. The third business area, Services, focuses on developing one, integrated service organization for all Cargotec businesses. Staffs have been trained to service both Hiab and Kalmar brands, allowing the company to increase the reach of its aftersales service.

The development of Kalmar counterbalance equipment continues to grow. In May, Cargotec will introduce its latest generation of productive, cost-effective and ergonomic cargo handling machines. The company will further extend the market presence of its forklifts, empty and loaded container handlers, reachstackers, and logstackers with the launch of the 'G' generation.

Based on the proven technology of Cargotec's widely successfully F generation, the company's new era in material handling promises customers improvements in fuel efficiency, safety, serviceability and ergonomics while reducing environmental impact.

"We are continuously working to improve the efficiency and economy of our customers' operations. The new G generation of Kalmar counterbalance equipment is the next step in this process. We have enhanced the cost-efficiency, quality and productivity of our counterbalance machines resulting in better performance and greater savings," said Thomas Malmborg, vice president of forklift trucks.

Cargotec plans to introduce its first 'G generation' machine at the CeMAT exhibition in Hannover. The unit will be on display at the event.

The Kalmar DRF reachstacker, introduced in 2002, is the company's all-time best selling reachstacker model serving port and inland terminal customers. Known for its superior reliability and robustness, the DRF is a versatile machine built for any size or type of operation. Last year, the company introduced a leaner model for smaller terminals with the same reliability but with fewer special options and features. As the first company to commercialise the machine in 1985, Kalmar reachstackers are today working in more than 160 countries.

The Kalmar empty container handler is a reliable, simple workhorse. The Kalmar DCF100 model was engineered to satisfy a growing demand in the truck market for handling empty containers two at a time. Cargotec offers a complete range of empty container handlers with capacities of 7 to 10 tonnes able to stack containers 4- to 8-high.

The latest Kalmar RTD logstackers, capable of lifting up to 30-tonne bundles, are designed for loading/unloading trucks or rail cars in one take. They can be equipped with software-controlled features such as 'eco-drive' and 'tyre saver' which help to reduce operating costs without compromising productivity. Typically logging up to 6,500 hours annually, these workhorses can be found at most major pulp and paper mills and sawmills in Europe.