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Kalmar to help Rio Estiba reduce the environmental impact of their operations in Uruguay

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 20 FEBRUARY 2019 AT 10 AM (EET)


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will supply seven terminal tractors and six forklifts, including two fully electric machines, to the Rio Estiba terminal in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to take place in Q2 of 2019.
 
Rio Estiba provides port logistics services, including loading and unloading of cargo, coordination of intra-port operations, in-terminal transport, and administration and cargo handling in port warehouses. The company primarily handles cellulose products at the Nueva Palmira terminal in Uruguay. The new units will be used to expand Rio Estiba's existing fleet of Kalmar terminal tractors and forklifts.
 
The Kalmar Ottawa Terminal Tractor with a 4x2 driveline offers excellent durability and operator comfort, easy maintenance, and boasts the latest-generation engines. Four of the six new forklifts ordered by Rio Estiba are diesel-powered machines with a lifting capacity of 15 tons. These machines combine low fuel consumption and superior lifting performance with easy maintenance and excellent reliability. The remaining two machines are fully electric Kalmar forklift trucks, which are based on the proven G-Generation platform and are completely emission free.
 
Juan Frizzi, General Manager, Rio Estiba: "We have developed an excellent relationship with Kalmar over many years, and value their equipment for its reliability and innovative technologies. The new electric forklifts, in particular, will be important in helping us to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and improve workplace well-being."
 
Marcelo Massa, Solution Sales Manager, Kalmar: "Rio Estiba are a long-standing customer of Kalmar and we are pleased to be able to further strengthen our cooperation and support them with the expansion of their equipment fleet. We're also proud to be able to say that the Kalmar electric forklifts supplied to Rio Estiba will be the first of their kind in Latin America."
 
 
Further information for the press:
 
Marcelo Massa, Solution Sales Manager, Kalmar,  +541149191901, marcelo.massa@kalmarglobal.com
 
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com
 
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 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com