U.S. Department of Defense orders 18 Kalmar container stackers
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order to supply a further 18 rough-terrain container handlers to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Kalmar RT240s will be delivered to multiple locations across the United States by the end of the year 2015. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 16 million (USD 18 million).
The Kalmar RT240 is able to handle containerised loads of up to 53,000 lbs. (24 tonnes) across all types of terrain.
The Kalmar RT Center has been producing rough-terrain handlers since 2009 and currently has three assembly lines focusing on container handlers and forklift trucks. The centre employs approximately 170 people.