Kalmar Focuses on Digitalization with New R&D Centre


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has started developing a new Business, Innovation and Technology Centre in Ljungby, Sweden.

The facility will focus on strengthening the company’s expertise in digital business development, research and development, prototype production and testing of mobile equipment.

The long-term investment will also help Kalmar utilise digitalization in zero emission machines and automation.

The project will a become part of Kalmar's pre-existing digital business development program in collaboration with Centre for Information Logistics and Linneaus University in Southern Sweden.


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From the left: Dan Pettersson, SVP Kalmar Mobile Equipment, Antti Kaunonen, President Kalmar, Stefan Johansson, Program Director, Kalmar Mobile Equipment and Claes Bodén Lagans Byggnads AB (the contractor)


Antti Kaunonen, President, Kalmar, said: “We believe that through open innovation and co-creation Kalmar, as well as the industry as a whole, will be exposed to new ideas and thinking that can help the entire value chain on their road to digitalization and increased efficiency.

“Once this site is ready, we want to use it as our showroom and bring our customers here to showcase the latest and most innovative solutions available on the market.”

Kalmar recently released its renewed 2060 vision of how cargo handling will take place at terminals.

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