Six new Kalmar straddle carriers to the Steveco Group
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Steveco to supply a total of six diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at the Mussalo terminal in Kotka, Finland. The order is scheduled to be completed during Q2 2020.
Steveco Group, a leading port operator in Finland, employs approximately 850 people and has annual revenues of over €150 million. In addition to the Mussalo terminal, the Group also has operations at the Hietanen, Hamina and Vuosaari terminals along Finland’s south coast. The new straddle carriers will join an already extensive and varied fleet of Kalmar equipment, which also includes terminal tractors, forklift trucks and reachstackers.
The Kalmar straddle carrier is driven by an efficient, diesel-electric power unit and features excellent manoeuvrability, quiet operation and easy maintenance. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface improve productivity by ensuring that operators benefit from the best possible driving experience.
Jari Immonen, CEO of Steveco Oy, says, “By investing in a modern straddle carrier fleet we will ensure our ability to continue providing excellent service to our customers also in the future. Additionally these responsible investments support our strategy for sustainable development. We have built a solid relationship with Kalmar over the years and trust the equipment to deliver high performance and reliability combined with low operating and maintenance costs.”
Mikko Mononen, vice president of sales in EMEIA at Kalmar said, “This latest order from Steveco is a reflection of the deep trust they place in both our equipment and extensive technical expertise. We are delighted to be able to help Steveco once again enhance their business operations with container handling solutions that meets their exacting standards.”