500th Konecranes Liftace Reach Stacker in Brazil
6 April 2017
As part of an order including a total of three machines, the 500th Konecranes Liftace Reach Stacker in Brazil is going to Brado Logistica S/A (Brado). The jubilarian is a TFC 45 H, and considered to be the number one reach stacker choice in Brazil.
The new machines, sold through Konecranes’ local distributor Equipamentos para portos LTDA (Equiport), will enable Brado to face the challenges of a constantly growing market. Together with a larger TFC 46 LSX reach stacker, the TFC 45 H will be delivered to Brado’s intermodal terminal in Rondonopolis, in the Central-Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The third machine, another TFC 45 H, will instead be operating at Brado’s container terminal in Araraquara, 250 km northwest of Säo Paulo.
Luiz Elia, Maintenance Manager, Brado explains “In our terminals all over Brazil, we already successfully operate ten Konecranes Liftace Reach Stackers. With these three new machines we will substantially extend our handling capabilities. The TFC 46 LSX with its longer wheelbase provides high stability and offers a lifting capacity of 36 tonnes at 6.4 meters. This makes it an ideal reach stacker to work at two railway lines and will help us to accelerate our operations in Rondonopolis, where we are handling at least one train per day.”
With the new machines, Brado continues to rely on productive and economical reach stackers, which are simple to operate and maintain and enjoy a high popularity in Brazil. Elisio Garcia Jr., Executive Director, Equiport says “We have sold Konecranes Liftace machines for more than 20 years, and are proud that the TFC 45 H reach stacker is today the number one choice for the handling of full standard containers in Brazil. Customers appreciate above all the reliability and durability of this robust reach stacker as well as of other Konecranes Liftace machines.”
The Konecranes Liftace family includes eight reach stackers and empty container handlers respectively. ”All Konecranes Liftace machines in Brazil are marketed by Equiport, who is one of our most proven dealers around the globe. The 500th reach stacker confirms our successful collaboration, and Equiport will from now on also distribute the products of our Konecranes Lift Truck product line. Thus, our Brazilian customers will, via Equiport, have access to both the value for money Konecranes Liftace machines, and to a smart range of customized lift trucks for optimized performance.” concludes Andreas Falk, Sales & Marketing Director of Konecranes Lift Trucks.