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Cargotec Corporation: Kalmar invests three million euros to enhance testing in customer projects at its Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has made a decision to invest approximately EUR
three million in a new port automation testing and development platform at
its Technology and Compete Centre in Tampere, Finland. The platform will be
used primarily for testing in customer projects and new product releases. The
investment includes all modules to run an automated container yard operation,
including the total automation system, a new automatic stacking crane (ASC)
and the R&D work required for the deployment.

In 2011-2013, Cargotec invested approximately EUR 35 million in the
construction of the Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere. In the
Centre, Kalmar has the industry's largest automation test field and
world-class facilities and laboratories for prototyping, simulation, testing,
monitoring and optimisation. Automated equipment can be tested with live
equipment in Tampere and via remote connection 24/7, even when the customer
is located on the other side of the world. This set-up is effectively used in
the product development, delivery, optimisation and maintenance phases.

Olli Isotalo
, President, Kalmar, said: "In the past, a lot of time was used for testing
and optimising at the customer site after the equipment had been delivered.
In an automation project this can have a significant impact on the
implementation time and cost."

With the latest investment, Kalmar has a complete end-to-end automation system
in Tampere, including automated and manual straddle and shuttle carries for
horizontal transportation, automatic stacking crane system for yard
operations and automated truck handling for landside operations, all
integrated with Kalmar terminal logistic system (TLS) and Navis N4 terminal
operating systems (TOS). In addition, the virtual environment in the
Technology and Competence Centre will be used for regression testing of new
software releases.

"With this unique set-up, we can start the testing well in advance before the
equipment delivery and keep the on-site testing at a minimum. This will
result in faster implementation times and our customers can expect the
shortest possible time to value in port automation projects. Furthermore, we
will have the capability to test new product features before their market
introduction. This will shorten the time to market for our new products and
further improve their reliability and quality," Isotalo notes.

The new Kalmar automation testing platform is expected to be fully operational
at the Tampere Technology and Competence Centre in early 2016.

Kalmar is the global leader in port automation with several industry firsts in
this area and major recent references from automated terminal projects

Further information for the press:

Olli Isotalo, President, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4111

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358
20 777 4096,

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.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4
billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class
B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. under symbol CGCBV.

Photo 2. Kalmar Technology and Competence Centre, Tampere, Finland
Photo 1. Kalmar Technology and Competence Centre, Tampere, Finland


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Cargotec Corporation via Globenewswire


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