Kalmar launches a trio of fully electrically powered solutions


Kalmar has launched three new electrically powered solutions, fulfilling its promise to deliver a fully electric portfolio by the end of 2021.

The company has launched its new Kalmar Electric Reachstacker, Kalmar Electric Heavy Forklift and a Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor. This demonstrates its devotion to environmental sustainability and its long history of developing eco-efficient cargo and material-handling machinery.

The reachstacker range comprises of eight models – six toplift and two combi – boasting lifting capabilities of up to 45 tons. All of the models in this range are fuelled by lithium-ion batteries with Bosch Rexroth drivelines.

Kalmar Electric Reachstacker ©Kalmar

The new electric forklift trucks feature seven lithium-ion powered models all with Bosch Rexroth drivelines. Lifting capacities range from 18 to 33 tons.

Kalmar Electric Heavy Forklift ©Kalmar

Lastly, the Ottawa T2E+ Electric Terminal Tractor range includes five lithium-ion battery-powered models – three for logistics applications and two for container terminal applications. This range aims to replace the Kalmar Ottawa T2E, which was launched in North America in 2018.

Kalmar Ottawa T2E+ Electric Terminal Tractor ©Kalmar

A built-in thermal management system ensures that batteries remain within their optimal temperature range on all the machines. This enables the equipment to work effectively in a wide range of climates.

“Innovation has always been at the heart of our business, and we have a strong track record in bringing to market solutions that help our customers to reduce the environmental impact of their operations,” said Michael van Roozendaal, President of Kalmar Mobile Solutions.

“In 2018 when we made our promise to have our full offering available as electrically powered by 2021, over 50% of our cargo handling equipment was already available with electric power sources. We are very proud to have delivered on this promise and remain fully focused on driving forward the sustainability of our customers’ businesses and our own operations.”

It was previously announced that Kalmar has also signed a contract to supply the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) with four diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at their terminal in Kingston, Jamaica.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q4 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed during Q3 2022.

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