Kalmar’s Record Breaking Reachstacker Order


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has finalised the delivery of the largest supply of reachstackers to the Shumani Industrial Equipment of the Goscor group of companies in South Africa.

The order was signed into Cargotec's Q2, 2015 order intake, with all machines delivered by the end of January, 2016.

A total of 45 units have been distributed across South Africa by Kalmar, including 37 reachstackers and eight empty container handlers.

The equipment will be utilised for freight depots at inland dry port terminals.

Kalmar plans to supply and maintain the new units on a full maintenance basis across South Africa over the contracted period of five years.

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Victor Nemukula, Executive Director at Shumani Industrial Equipment, said: “We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kalmar in recognition of their top quality equipment and outstanding reputation as a service provider.

They have a thorough understanding of our customer and end-user operations and provide the best solutions to increase the end-users' productivity.”

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Leslie Venketas and Francois Muller, Sales Managers in Southern Africa, said: “We are delighted to receive this substantial order from Shumani Industrial Equipment, the vast size of which demonstrates the quality of Kalmar products and technology.

“Kalmar has a national footprint and can confidently handle the challenges that are faced in cost-effectively supplying and maintaining a large fleet of equipment at various locations throughout South Africa.”

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