Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Austrian rail logistics service provider, Innofreight Solutions GmbH (Innofreight), for a heavy electric forklift.
According to Kalmar, this heavy electric forklift is the first of its kind to be delivered to a customer anywhere in the world.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q4 2022 order intake and the machine is scheduled to be delivered during Q4 2023.
The purchase comes to further Innofreight’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2040.
Dietmar Kohlhuber, Area Sales Manager, Kalmar Austria, said: “We are very proud to announce the first ever order for our eco-efficient heavy electric forklift, which is the latest addition to the Kalmar Electric Portfolio launched at the end of 2021.”
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Innofreight, founded in 2002, develops modular rail wagon solutions for a wide variety of industrial sectors including pulp and paper, agriculture, and construction.
The company’s equipment is in operation in 20 European countries on all three European standard rail gauges.
Innofreight’s current equipment fleet includes 60 diesel-powered Kalmar forklifts with various lifting capacities.
This order comes more than a month after Kalmar agreed to extend a three-year cooperation agreement originally signed in 2019 with Holmen Iggesund, part of the Holmen Group.
More recently, Kalmar secured a significant order from long-term customer, DP World, for nine Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers.