Kalmar produces 3000th reachstacker at Shanghai manufacturing unit
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is celebrating a significant milestone with the production of its 3000th Kalmar Reachstacker in the Shanghai Multi-Assembly Unit (MAU) in China. Destined for a long-standing customer Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal Co Ltd the machine was completed on 22 June 2021 at Kalmar’s manufacturing facility located in Lingang, Shanghai. Employees and guests gathered at the plant to celebrate this special moment.
Ningbo Meidong Container Terminal is located in Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area. After ten years of development, it has grown into a major port in China’s coastline. The length of the company’s coastline is currently 2900m and it is expected to reach a total of 3950m in 2023. The terminal can handle the world’s largest container ships 24 hours a day. The container throughput is expected to reach 7 million TEUs in 2021, a step towards becoming a ten million TEU container terminal in the future.
Peng Jie, vice president of Ningbo Meishan Terminal said, “We have currently nearly 150 Kalmar terminal tractors and 30 Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers in our terminal. The high quality and stability of Kalmar equipment is highly appreciated by our company and we are very honoured to receive this 3000th reachstacker manufactured at Kalmar’s Shanghai Multi-Assembly Unit.”
Alf-Gunnar Karlgren, vice president of counterbalanced container handlers at Kalmar said, “Since we established the global reachstacker business in the 1980s, we have delivered more than 15,000 Kalmar reachstackers worldwide. Our multi-assembly unit in Shanghai plays an important role in our global manufacturing footprint, focusing on the assembly on Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers and terminal tractors for the global markets. This is a significant achievement for everyone involved and a demonstration of the high esteem in which the Kalmar brand is held among leading terminal and logistics operators around the world. We look forward to delivering the next 3000 units to our customers.”
Shushu Zhang, vice president, Kalmar Greater China said, “This is a very special day for us, as the 3000th Kalmar Reachstacker will be delivered from our factory to our long term customer operating one of the major ports in the Ningbo area. We have built a strong relationship with the Zhejiang Seaport Group and Meidong Container Terminal over the years and look forward to even greater success in the future.”