Kalmar is celebrating the production of its 3,000th Kalmar Reachstacker in the Shanghai Multi-Assembly Unit (MAU) in China.
Destined for a long-standing customer Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal, the machine was completed on 22 June 2021 at Kalmar’s manufacturing facility located in Lingang, Shanghai.
Alf-Gunnar Karlgren, VP Counterbalanced Container Handlers at Kalmar, said, “Since we established the global reachstacker business in the 1980s, we have delivered more than 15,000 Kalmar reachstackers worldwide.
“Our multi-assembly unit in Shanghai plays an important role in our global manufacturing footprint, focusing on the assembly on Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers and terminal tractors for the global markets
Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal Co., Ltd. is located in Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area.
The terminal can handle the world’s largest container ships 24 hours a day. The container throughput is expected to reach 7 million TEU in 2021, a step towards becoming a 10 million TEU container terminal in the future.
Peng Jie, Vice President, Ningbo Meishan Terminal, added, “We have currently nearly 150 Kalmar Terminal Tractors and 30 Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers in our terminal.
“The high quality and stability of Kalmar equipment is highly appreciated by our company and we are very honoured to receive this 3,000th reachstacker manufactured at Kalmar’s Shanghai MAU.”