Kalmar Industries AB

Gruvön Sawmill delegates handling operations

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 13, 2005 09:54 CEST

Gruvön Sawmill, Sweden, has passed responsibility for its machinery, operations, maintenance and its 30 staff involved with materials handling, to Kalmar. In conjunction with the transition Kalmar has supplied the mill with eight new 16-tonne, DCE160-12 forklift trucks (FLTs), two RTD 1523 logstackers with a 15-tonne lifting capacity and a 30-tonne capacity RTD 3026 logstacker to the mill.

Håkan Lundberg, Site Manager at Gruvön Sawmill, commented on the new operation:

"We were looking to ensure efficient handling at the sawmill and Kalmar offered the best solution. With Kalmar taking care of all handling assignments, we can concentrate on our core business operations."

Focus on function

The three new logstackers will be used in the unloading and storage of timber. The machines are all fitted with long range booms and a rotating gripper in order to efficiently unload timber from trucks and railway wagons, pile it up and drive it to the saw.

The FLTs will handle the sawn products within the plant, at the warehouse and when unloading. Sawn and planed products are transported to customers by truck, sea and rail, and in containers.

Gruvön Sawmill

The mill is part of Stora Enso Timber and has a planned annual production of over 400,000m3 of sawn wood products. Around 100,000m3 of this is refined at the sawmill's planing mill. Products are customised and over 85% are exported. About 130 people work at the sawmill, operating over two shifts.

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The captions for the photographs read:

"One of the eight, 16-tonne, DCE160-12 forklift trucks handling sawn products at Gruvön Sawmill ."

"The RTD 3026 logstacker with a lifting capacity of 30-tonnes in operation at Gruvön Sawmill ."

Kalmar is a global provider of heavy duty materials handling equipment and services to ports, intermodal traffic, terminals and demanding industrial customers. Kalmar focuses on supplying handling solutions that enable customers to operate with a high level of efficiency and reliability. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.

Kalmar provides a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA. Kalmar net sales were EUR 865.4 million in 2004.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, which is the world’s leading provider of cargo handling solutions for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution. Cargotec’s net sales were EUR 1.9 billion in 2004. Cargotec shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

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