Kalmar to offer full e-range by 2021 to reduce emissions

Kalmar electric terminal tractor Kalmar wants to provide electrically-powered versions of all its machines by 2021. Credit: Kalmar
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Kalmar plans to make electrically-powered versions of all its equipment available by 2021 as part of a commitment to reducing emissions in cargo and material handling operations by fostering eco-efficient technologies.

The company, part of Cargotec, said its target is in line with Cargotec's sustainability roadmap, announced in 2016.

Antti Kaunonen, president of Kalmar, said “customers are asking for electrically powered equipment and solutions that cut emissions.”

He added: “Now we are taking yet another step in our commitment to improve customer operations with our plan to provide our full offering as electrically powered by 2021.”

Kalmar Future Generation

Kalmar has also introduced its ‘Kalmar Future Generation’ vision, which outlines what Kalmar believes the future of cargo and material handling will look like.

“We believe electricity is the power source of the future and that purpose-built design and integrated serviceability will enable maximum availability and performance for the material handling fleets," said Dan Pettersson, SVP Mobile Equipment at Kalmar.

"In the near future, driverless vehicles will enter the logistic operations in industrial and material handling, expanding the benefits of automation to the full logistics chain in the customer operations. We at Kalmar believe that by harnessing the power of new technologies, we will create state of the art material handling solutions with a cutting edge design that will keep our customers ahead of the game," Mr Pettersson concluded.

Currently, over 50% of Kalmar cargo handling equipment is available with electric power sources.

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