Kalmar electric reachstacker for Cabooter

Kalmar electric reachstacker Kalmar's electric reachstacker will be powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology. Picture: Kalmar
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Cabooter Group will be the first Kalmar customer to take a fully electric version of the Kalmar reachstacker into use in 2021.

The Kalmar electric reachstacker, which will be powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology, is scheduled to be trialled at the SMART Logistics Centre Venlo, in the Netherlands.

Hans Cabooter, president of Cabooter Group, said: "The main driver behind our decision to adopt the Kalmar Electric Reachstacker solution is the need to reduce the noise and airborne emissions that our equipment generates.

"This is especially important at our Kaldenkirchen terminal because it is in the centre of the city, where there are clearly defined limits for these emissions. Our goal is to become the industry leader in emission reduction in partnership with Kalmar."

Improving eco footprint

The Cabooter Group already has five Kalmar eco reachstackers at its multimodal hubs in Venlo in the southeastern Netherlands and Kaldenkirchen in Germany.

Kalmar, which aims to have an electric version of every product in its portfolio by 2021, has already launched fully electric versions of its empty container handler, Ottawa terminal tractor, light and medium forklifts, shuttle and straddle carriers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and yard cranes.

The company's electric offering is designed to help customers to reduce overall fuel costs and comply with increasingly strict airborne and noise emissions standards without compromising on performance.

Seppo Heino, vice president, counterbalanced container handlers at Kalmar, said: "We firmly believe that electricity is the power source of the future and have committed to making our full portfolio available as electrically powered by 2021."

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