For more than six decades, Kalmar Ottawa has been at the forefront of terminal tractor innovation, revolutionizing the way cargo is handled and transported across ports, distribution centers, and industrial facilities worldwide.

Founded in 1958, Kalmar Ottawa is noted as the original manufacturer of terminal tractors and has consistently delivered reliable, durable, and high-performance terminal tractors since. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by its customers, Kalmar Ottawa has continuously evolved its products to meet the changing demands of the industry.

Throughout its history, Kalmar Ottawa has been a pioneer in introducing advanced features and technologies to enhance the safety, sustainability, and operational efficiency of terminal operations. From its early models to the latest generation of terminal tractors, the company has remained committed to delivering excellence in every aspect.

Over the years, Kalmar Ottawa has built a strong reputation for its dedication to customer satisfaction. By providing exceptional service and support, the company has fostered long-lasting partnerships with clients around the globe. With a vast network of dealers and service centers, Kalmar Ottawa ensures that its customers receive prompt assistance, maintenance, and spare parts, maximizing uptime and minimizing operational disruptions.

"Kalmar Ottawa has been the leader in terminal tractors for 65 years. During those years we have created something special to innovate new products, serve our customers across the world, and deliver over 80,000 terminal tractor units,” says Hermanni Lyyski, Vice President of terminal tractors at Kalmar.With that heritage and expertise, we are well positioned for the next 65 years to lead the development of terminal tractors."

“Kalmar Ottawa's celebration of 65 years of excellence in terminal tractor production is certainly commendable. Achieving a recent all time high production record with a 44% productivity increase from 2022 to 2023, a significant accomplishment that reflects the company's commitment to meeting the increasing customer demand for their products. Transforming manufacturing processes is an essential aspect of staying competitive and ensuring efficiency in today's rapidly changing industrial landscape," says Brunno Muller, Director of Operations at Kalmar Ottawa.

Looking towards the future, Kalmar Ottawa remains committed to pushing the boundaries of terminal tractor technology and delivering solutions that enable its customers to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The company continues to invest in research and development, embracing emerging trends and technologies to anticipate and fulfill the evolving needs of the industry.