Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver two Gloria reachstackers to the Hams Hall Rail Terminal in Birmingham, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP). The order was signed in August 2014 with delivery in December 2014. The deal will enable ABP to continue to meet key performance indicators for its blue chip customers, including a tight 30-minute turnaround time. Both machines will be supplied with Kalmar’s unique integrated ground-stabilizer system, which increases the capacity of the machine in second and third rail operations.
“At Hams Hall we value our drivers and want to give them the best tools for the job. Kalmar’s excellent cab ergonomics and after-sales support were key to the deal,” says Mike Gibson, Hams Hall Terminal Manager.
The fifth-generation Gloria DRG450 reachstacker offers customers market-leading productivity and lifetime value. The product of decades of research and development, Gloria is now regarded as the highest quality, most innovative and reliable reachstacker available today, with significantly lower maintenance requirements and downtime than competing solutions.
For drivers, the EGO cab offers an all-new operating experience with a panoramic view, intuitive interfaces and ergonomically designed controls. With Gloria’s technology delivering an improved operator experience, safety standards have been considerably improved. Gloria reachstackers include a reversing camera with integrated proximity sensors and a tyre-pressure monitoring system as standard.
The deal extends Kalmar’s cooperation with ABP, adding to the four Kalmar reachstackers already in use. ABP is the UK’s leading ports group, operating 21 ports around the country with a total annual TEU of 100,000.
Further information for the press:
Dave Patterson, Market Area Director, Kalmar UK and Ireland, tel. +44 16 91 62 31 00
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, [email protected]
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 sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com