Kalmar to Deliver Forklift Boost to Antwerp


Kalmar, a provider of lifting solutions, has agreed a deal with Antwerp Euroterminal NV (AET), Belgium, to supply six forklifts with varying specifications.

The equipment, which includes one fully electric model, is scheduled for delivery during the fourth quarter of 2019 and will support of the largest multipurpose terminals in Europe.

According to a statement, AET specializes in the handling of different types of cargo, such break bulk, containers and vehicles.

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In addition to this, the facility has already implemented approximately 20 Kalmar forklifts, with lifting capacities ranging from 12 to 37 tons.

AET’s latest order consists of two medium forklifts with lifting capacities of 12 tons, one of which will be the first fully electric Kalmar forklift to be delivered in Belgium, and three G-generation heavy-duty forklifts for demanding applications such as steel and wood handling.

Also included in the order is an F-generation heavy-duty forklift “designed specifically for the heaviest, most challenging lifting operations”.

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Yves De Larivière, Managing Director, AET, commented: “We have been extremely satisfied with the quality and reliability of Kalmar equipment over the years and have always received excellent support from the local service team to keep our machines running smoothly and safely.

“We are especially proud to be introducing a fully electric forklift for wood-handling operations at the terminal in order to improve the eco-efficiency of our operations.”



Dave Patterson, Vice President, Market Area West at Kalmar, added: “As a long-standing and important partner in Belgium, we are delighted to continue to support AET with the renewal of their forklift fleet.

“This order demonstrates the breadth of our proven forklift offering and also highlights the rising popularity of electrically powered machines, which help operators tackle the challenges of increasingly strict environmental legislation and rising fuel costs.”

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