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Kalmar introduces new-generation heavy-duty forklift with optimised driving experience

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 17 OCTOBER 2019 AT 10 AM (EEST)


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced a new-generation version of its forklift solution for demanding loads of up to 54 tons. The Kalmar DCG380-540 is designed to offer the heavy-lifting power needed to handle the heavy loads typically seen in the stevedoring and metal industries combined with the smooth, precise control of a smaller-capacity machine.

The new Kalmar heavy forklift offers a completely new lifting experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity forklifts, with improved lifting and lowering speeds combined with load-sensing hydraulics to ensure smooth, safe handling of even the most challenging loads. It also features built-in connectivity as standard to enable customers to take advantage of the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which provides a clear overview of fleet operations and helps to turn data into actionable, impactful insights.

The new forklift also features the Kalmar EGO cabin, with industry-leading ergonomics and unobstructed visibility right around the machine. The cabin setup can be fine-tuned according to driver preference to ensure safe, comfortable operation and optimal productivity. The Kalmar DCG380-540 offers modular flexibility in terms of lifting capacities for different wheelbase options, providing customers with the opportunity to specify machines with greater lifting capacities on smaller wheelbases. 

The Kalmar DCG380-540 is available globally and replaces the previous-generation model, the DCF370-520.

Stefan Hultqvist, Vice President, Forklifts, Kalmar: “The Kalmar DCG380-540 makes the big challenges easy. We wanted to develop a solution that would offer customers who are handling heavy, demanding loads on a daily basis the same smooth operation, comfort and precise control of a smaller-capacity machine. Driver experience has a very important role to play in enabling improvements in productivity and safety, and we believe this new solution delivers exactly what our customers need.”


Further information for the press:

Stefan Hultqvist, Vice President, Forklifts, Kalmar, tel. +463 723 78228 stefan.hultqvist@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

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