Kalmar secures large eco-efficient electric forklift trucks order

Kalmar secures large eco-efficient electric forklift trucks order

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded a deal to supply UK material handling equipment (MHE) provider BJB Lift Trucks Ltd. (BJB) with 15 medium electric forklift trucks.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2023 order intake with delivery scheduled for Q4 2023.

BJB is a provider of MHE solutions across the UK.

Located in the country’s East Midlands region, the company serves customers across the UK with a wide range of forklift truck and construction machine solutions as well as operator training services.

BJB’s current fleet reportedly includes 36 diesel-powered Kalmar medium forklift trucks.

READ: French BMT chooses Kalmar electric reachstackers

According to Kalmar, its medium electric forklifts offer all the performance of a powerful diesel truck but without the emissions, noise or vibration.

They feature an ergonomically-designed EGO cabin with adjustable control panels, steering wheel, and seat.

Ian Roden, Director, BJB, said: “Electrically powered forklift trucks are becoming increasingly popular as a way to reduce emissions and fuel costs across a wide range of material-handling applications.

“Kalmar is a trusted partner for BJB and their medium electric forklift truck is a state-of-the-art solution that we are pleased to welcome to our fleet.”

Mike Corcoran, Area Sales Manager, Kalmar UK and Ireland, stated: “Our proven electric drivelines not only eliminate at-source emissions but also significantly reduce noise, making shift work and operation close to residential areas possible.

“We are delighted to be able to continue to support BJB with proven solutions that will enhance the sustainability of their fleet.” 

This month, Kalmar introduced a range of new sustainability options for its eco-efficient electric reachstacker at the TOC Europe conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

More recently, Kalmar secured a significant order from long-term customer DP World for eight fully electric Kalmar straddle carriers with high-energy batteries at its London Gateway logistics hub.

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