Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver two super-heavy forklift trucks to a company running logistic operations at the Raahe steel mill in north-western Finland.
With a combined lifting capacity of 62 tn, the two new Kalmar DCG620-15 super-heavy forklifts will be the highest-capacity forklifts that Kalmar has delivered since one of its machines broke the world record by lifting 90 tn in 1991.
They will be used to handle steel coils weighing anything from 5.0 to 30 tn, and will be capable of single and double coil lifting. The delivery will take place in the first quarter of 2017.
"We're very happy that Kalmar forklift trucks have been chosen to ensure the safe and efficient handling of steel products at the Raahe steel mill. These forklifts, which will handle extreme weights, are the result of hard work by our dedicated teams. This prestigious order demonstrates our outstanding capabilities in developing reliable and flexible customer solutions that are able to meet the heavy-lifting demands of customers around the world," Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks at Kalmar, said.