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Cargotec Oyj: Kalmar introduces new features for its Gloria reachstackers at CeMAT 2014


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, highlights the performance- and safety-enhancing
features of its G-generation reachstackers, named Gloria, at the CeMAT
exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on 19-23 May 2014.

Less than one year since launch, the Kalmar Gloria reachstackers have created
new standards of productivity for cargo handling operations. With some thirty
different Gloria models available, designated for container, intermodal,
barge and industrial handling, Kalmar offers the industry's widest range of
reachstacker models.

To meet the needs of the vast array of cargo handling applications, Kalmar
provides a comprehensive choice of features to improve performance and
profitability whilst ensuring the ultimate in safety and environmental
enhancements for any operation.

Saving fuel and the environment

Providing a total lifting capacity of 45 tonnes, stacking up to 6 high (up to
5 high on the intermodal), Gloria is the most fuel efficient reachstacker on
the market today. A choice of different ECO driving modes - power, normal and
economy - contribute for up to 20% fuel savings. A 10% fuel saving and
reduction in emissions can be achieved with the new automatic start/stop

Reduced total cost of ownership

Simpler routine maintenance with longer service intervals delivers a
significant contribution to lowering the costs of ownership. Total costs of
ownership can be reduced even further by replacing the normal mechanical
transmission with a Kalmar Power Split (KPS) solution, new technology soon
coming to the market. KPS combines the mechanical and hydrostatic travel
drive to join the best features of both technologies. Drivers can also now
continuously monitor individual tyre pressures. Not only does this reduce
tyre wear but it also makes it simpler to avoid dangerous blowouts.

Further new technology coming soon is the Kalmar Tyre Life eXtension (TLX)
drive axle option which contributes to the reduction of operating costs by
allowing independent rotation of each drive wheel. This reduces tyre wear and
improves both manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency.

The Kalmar Powersplit drive line allows optimised drive characteristics over
the entire speed range, providing more efficient handling and increased
throughput with up to 40% fuel and emission savings. This new green
technology will soon be available.

Smart safety features

Kalmar's G-generation machines feature innovative technology to significantly
enhance safe operation. The Kalmar Personal Proximity System allows the
operator to react before a dangerous situation arises by detecting unexpected
obstacles or colleagues approaching from out of view. Additionally, Gloria
features a Reverse Aid Warning System. Equipped with external sensors and a
reversing camera integrated into the rear counterweight, it covers an area
from 50cm up to 9 metres. It provides a warning via an ultrasound and an
interior display, should the system detect an obstruction or person close by.

Safety is further enhanced with a new optional automatic fire suppression
system, fire alarm and fire extinguisher. The engine and transmission
compartment system is based on high pressure water mist that can be
recharged. The fire suppression system also works as a fire alarm with a
warning lamp inside the cabin.

The Kalmar Control System allows optimisation of safety settings by defining
limits to drive speeds, as well as setting lift height restrictions, load
centre controls and more. Combined with information form Tyre Pressure
Monitoring, it all adds to more precise control of stability, handling and
overall safety.

Unrivalled working environment

The EGO cabin takes operator comfort to new levels, with key highlights being
the Kalmar patented side-tilting steering wheel and ergonomically designed
joystick control. With 90% all-round visibility, the operator now has the
best view ever of the working area. The cabin also boasts a head-up display
with LED indicator, electronic climate control adjustable for different
environmental conditions, and a human machine interface, all of which combine
to improve operator functionality and reduce fatigue.

Maximum uptime

Kalmar Gloria reachstackers are equipped with fuel-efficient, high-performance
power trains and reliable, low-emission Volvo EU stage 3B or Cummins EU stage
3A engines, which are prepared for EU Stage 4 and EPA Tier 4 final
compliance. Linked to a ZF transmission, they supply ample power and torque
for rapid acceleration and safer manoeuvrability, even at low rpm's.

Furthermore, to maximise uptime, Kalmar is the only manufacturer to offer, as
standard, an electrical redundant CAN bus control system which locates and
automatically corrects any possible failures in the CAN bus operation until
the next planned service is due.

Continuous improvement

Mikael Persson
, Vice President, Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers at Kalmar is
delighted with the popularity Gloria since its launch: "Kalmar Gloria
represents a true milestone in reachstacker design. Since 1980s, we've
produced nearly 10,000 reachstackers for cargo handlers around the world, and
this is, without doubt, the best machine we've ever built, with unique
features contributing to it becoming the benchmark for productivity, safety
and the lowest costs of ownership. "

Stefan Johansson,
Director Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container
Handlers, adds: "Continuous improvement is a hallmark of the Kalmar brand and
the latest project for a diesel and LNG (liquefied natural gas) powered
Kalmar reachstacker clearly shows that. This new prototype dual-fuel
reachstacker was demonstrated to customers in January this year."

Further information for the press:

Stefan Johansson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and
Empty Container Handlers, tel. +46 372 37 83

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

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013
and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are
quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol

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Source: Cargotec Oyj via Globenewswire


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