Kalmar, Holmen Iggesund ink extension for log-handling cooperation agreement 


Cargotec’s Kalmar has agreed an extension to a large three-year cooperation agreement originally signed in 2019 with Holmen Iggesund, part of the Holmen Group. 

The extension, which is for a further three years plus an optional 12-month extension, will come into effect at the start of Q22023. 

Under the tailored partnership agreement, Kalmar assumes full responsibility for the customer’s log handling operations, ensuring the availability of equipment, tools, and professional resources. 

Sweden’s Iggesund Mill is one of the most advanced, fully integrated pulp and paperboard mills in the world. 

The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q42022 order intake. 

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Site Manager, Iggesund Mill, Tomas Nilsson, said: “This contract extension provides us with peace of mind as we will continue to benefit from optimal uptime for our log handling equipment, high quality maintenance support, and skilled operators as well as the latest software to optimise our logistics processes. 

“Both parties in this agreement are striving to reduce the use of fossil fuels as well as the CO2 footprint,” Nilsson added.

Regional Service Manager, Kalmar Sweden, Niklas Henriksson, said: “Our cooperation with Holmen Iggesund started in 2019 and it has been highly successful since then. We have demonstrated our ability to take full responsibility for a critical part of the customer’s operations with a complete, tailored solution that supports operational improvements.”

This agreement extension comes less than a month after Kalmar reached an agreement to provide a substantial amount of port machinery to Hanselmann GmbH, a leading German supplier of rental machines.

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