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Cargotec Oyj: Kalmar launches new electric forklift truck for heavyweight industrial applications and Big Wheel forklift for challenging environments


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new environmentally friendly electric
forklift truck with a lifting capacity of 5-9 tonnes at CeMAT exhibition in
Hannover, Germany on 20 May 2014. The counterbalanced ECG50-90 forklift
boasts features that significantly reduce the cost of ownership whilst
improving safety and environmental performance.

Electric forklift trucks were traditionally used for lightweight applications.
Now Kalmar rewrites the electric forklift landscape with a heavy-duty
electric forklift truck.

Lower total costs of operation

"At Kalmar, we have put in all our decades-long experience as a provider of
heavy trucks when designing this electric machine. The result is an electric
truck with a high performance that matches our powerful diesel trucks, while
being quiet and completely free from emissions and vibrations," says Thomas
, Vice President, Forklift Trucks.

"The truck can be used for heavy industrial tasks without compromising
productivity or the pleasure of driving. Yet the true benefits of going
electric become apparent when you begin to experience the forklift's low
operational costs, mainly in the form of lower energy costs and reduced
maintenance requirements. The initial investment is intended to be paid off
within two years, which will show on the customers' bottom line.

"According to calculations, is it possible to reduce operating costs by up to
75 percent every year from energy savings alone compared to an equivalent
diesel truck. With higher lifetime availability and lower maintenance costs,
it's a winning concept in the long run," Malmborg says.

The eletric forklift truck features several energy-saving driving modes, and
together with the changes made to the electrical and hydraulic systems, up to
15 percent lower energy consumption can be reached compared to Kalmar's
previous electric forklift model.

Service personnel can finish their job quickly thanks to simplified
maintenance and a market-leading diagnostic system. One type of battery hatch
fits all needs and is easily handled by the operator. The protective hatch is
included as standard and enables easy service of the battery.

Environmental choice

Quiet and free of emissions, the new Kalmar electric forklift is perfect for
indoor use and for handling sensitive goods such as food, beverages and

Peter Ivarsson
, Sales Support Director from Kalmar Forklift Trucks says: "In the
marketplace, going electric is increasingly an environmental choice, and with
diesel prices rising, the electric forklift has become a more and more
attractive alternative. Safety is always a top priority and it's extremely
important for us at Kalmar that this new truck leads the way in safety. It
will meet, and exceed, any safety regulations in the market."

The new forklift has a number of features to improve the safety of both
drivers and people in the machine's surroundings. A high-intensive blue light
is projected on the floor to alert people that the machine is approaching,
reducing the risk of accidents.

The forklift's EGO cabin, a standard for Kalmar G-generation machines, boasts
major upgrades to ergonomics and visibility inspiring greater driver
productivity, efficiency and safety. The position of the steering wheel is
displayed to prevent accidents and reduce tyre wear. The rotatable seat is an
excellent option when driving involves a lot of reversing - a time saving
feature which also protects the driver's neck and shoulders.

Big Wheel for challenging environments

In addition to the new electric forklift, Kalmar introduces a new
diesel-powered DCG140-6 Big Wheel forklift model designed for environments
where reliability, traction, ground clearance and stability are called for.

Peter Ivarsson comments: "The Big Wheel has been specially developed to meet
the tough requirements of the North American sawmill market, but it has great
potential to solving customers' access problems in many areas of the world.
The Big Wheel is going to be a real eye catcher - there's never been anything
like it."

The machine comes with larger tyres for increased traction on muddy and uneven
terrain, as well as higher clearance of 500mm (19.6"). The counterweight has
been lowered to ensure excellent stability and the lifting mast is heavy
duty. For wood handling, there are several options available to enhance
safety and ease of handling and maintenance.

Three Kalmar forklift trucks on display at CeMAT

The new Kalmar ECG50-90 electric forklift will be displayed on Kalmar's stand
No. D22 in Hall 27 at CeMAT exhibition in Hannover, Germany until 23 May.
Also on display will be the new Kalmar Big Wheel DCG140-6 forklift truck as
well as a Kalmar DCG120-6 forklift featuring a Volvo IV engine final
installation to meet the latest emission standards.

Further information for the press:

Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift trucks, Kalmar, tel. +46 372 37

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 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 CGCBV.www.cargotec.com

Photo 3, Kalmar ECG50-90 electric forklift
Photo 6, Kalmar Big Wheel forklift truck
Photo 2, Kalmar ECG50-90 electric forklift
Photo 5, Kalmar ECG50-90 electric forklift
Photo 7, Kalmar Big Wheel forklift truck
Photo 4, Kalmar ECG50-90 electric forklift
Photo 1, Kalmar ECG50-90 electric forklift


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Source: Cargotec Oyj via Globenewswire


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