Kalmar to deliver nine forklifts to support Stora Enso’s European sawmill operations.

19 February, 16

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for nine forklift trucks from Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood, timber and paper. The machines will be delivered through 2016.

The order comprises eight Kalmar DCG160-12 medium-sized forklifts and one Kalmar ECG55-6 electric forklift, and is a continuation of the long-term relationship between Kalmar and Stora Enso, who have relied on Kalmar equipment to support their Central European sawmill operations since the early 1980s. The trucks will join the Kalmar rental fleet (totalling approximately 80 machines) at Stora Enso. They will be used to handle loads of sawn timber at Stora Enso’s network of sawmills across Europe, which includes sites in Austria, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Jürgen Wurzer, Managing Director of Kalmar Austria, says: “Kalmar is a long-term supplier to Stora Enso, which has outsourced its mobile equipment fleet to Kalmar Austria since 2004. The fleet consists of approximately 12 logstackers, 30 medium-sized forklifts, 30 light forklifts and 12 back-up machines. This cooperation helps Kalmar develop the reliability and efficiency of its products and allows Stora Enso to focus on its core business.”

Kalmar’s next-generation forklift trucks are designed to offer the best possible return on investment over their entire lifespan, and are ideal for demanding applications such as timber handling. They combine low fuel consumption and superior lifting performance with easy maintenance and excellent reliability. The ergonomic EGO cabin provides maximum visibility and comfort for operators, and features a driving seat that can be turned 180 degrees to ensure safe operation when handling heavy or bulky loads.