Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a breakthrough order of 18 all-electric automated guided vehicles (AGVs) that will be supplied to PSA Singapore.
The order is part of PSA's strategic investment in automation technologies to maintain its premier status as the world's leading transshipment hub. The equipment is scheduled for delivery during 2017.
Ismo Matinlauri, Vice President of Solution Sales and Marketing at Kalmar Automation and Projects, said: “AGV development project to PSA Singapore is one of our new product development projects demonstrating our ability to deliver a new solution for a fully automated terminal.
“The flexibility and openness of the partnership between PSA Singapore and Kalmar are the cornerstones for our success. This order is a solid example of our cooperation.”
Mr Matinlauri recently spoke at PTI’s Terminal Automation & Training Conference in London, in which he gave a presentation on sustainable terminal automation.
The new all-electric AGV for PSA complements Kalmar's horizontal transportation product offering. Kalmar has introduced several industry-firsts such as the automated straddle carrier in 2005, hybrid shuttle carrier in 2013 and most recently the all-electric Kalmar FastCharge solution in 2015.
With the all-electric AGV for PSA, Kalmar will strengthen its leadership position in horizontal transportation and port automation.
Kalmar is a long term supplier of different port equipment and services to PSA Singapore, which includes terminal tractors, reach stackers and empty container handlers for which Kalmar also provides service and maintenance.