Kalmar Strengthens Relationship with Online Retailer


Kalmar, a provider of lifting solutions, has agreed to supply three additional T2 terminal tractors to Dutch online retailer VidaXL.

The equipment, which includes preventive and on-call maintenance services, is scheduled to be delivered during the third quarter of 2019.

Serving three million customers a year and employing approximately 1,500 people around the world, VidaXL is said to be growing rapidly.

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The company’s main distribution centre is located in Venlo, the Netherlands, and covers an area of 100,000 square metres (sqm). This facility will soon be supported by another 75,000 sqm centre, which is set to begin construction imminently.

According to a statement, VidaXL already operates two Kalmar T2 terminal tractors at its Venlo location, which are used to forward ready trailers to a central location for onward transportation.

Kalmar asserts that the T2 Terminal Tractor, which has been designed based on extensive feedback from customers and drivers, offers unparalleled flexibility for cargo handling, provides a safe operating environment, and reduces operating costs.


Kalmar T2 Tractor in VidaXL's brand colour (Credit: Kalmar)


Mark Engels, Transport Manager at VidaXL, said: “The two Kalmar T2 terminal tractors we currently operate are reliable and easy to operate and maintain.

“Our drivers really appreciate their excellent cabin ergonomics and visibility, which helps to increase both the productivity and safety of our operations. It was therefore natural to approach Kalmar when it came time to invest in new machines to support our rapid growth.”

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Dave Patterson, Vice President of Kalmar’s Market Area Europe West, added: “We are delighted to extend our cooperation with VidaXL and support their ambitious growth plans with the new Kalmar T2 terminal tractors.

“We provide excellent design flexibility which means that each individual customer can specify their machines according to their unique needs. This goes right down to the details: for example, these three machines will be supplied with a purple finish – VidaXL's brand colour.”

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