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Kalmar secures an order for 18 rough terrain container handlers to U.S. Department of Defense

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply a further 18 rough terrain container handlers to the United States Department of Defense. Destined to replace older equipment, the Kalmar RT240s will be delivered to multiple military bases across the United States by the end of the year 2013. The customer currently operates 1246 Kalmar RT240 machines. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of this order.


The Kalmar RT240 provides exceptional performance, being able to handle containerised loads of up to 53,000lbs, across all types of terrain. Built to military standards, the RT240 has a proven ability to deliver a reliable materials handling solution, often in remote and challenging locations. 

Commenting on the order, Tim Crossno, Executive Vice President and CFO at Kalmar Rough Terrain Center in Cibolo, Texas, said, "This is yet another endorsement of the quality of Kalmar's solutions for rough terrain applications. The RT240 can quickly be made ready for operation, it is simple to service, maintain and fix in the field. It also has the ability to ford through 5 feet of water and operate in extreme temperatures, which significantly increases uptime. A pre-existing parts agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency ensures that all replacement parts support requirements are optimised to precisely meet the customer's needs."

Further information for the press:

Tim Crossno, Executive Vice President and CFO, Kalmar Rough Terrain Center, tel. +1-210-599-6541

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

Further information for investors:

Paula Liimatta, Director, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084

Source: Cargotec