Kalmar says it has concluded an agreement to supply three heavy terminal tractors to Nyrstar for its Australian operations.
According to a statement by Kalmar which is part of Cargotec, the order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 order intake with delivery scheduled for Q4 2020 and follows an earlier order for two reachstackers which will be delivered in Q2 2020.
Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business with operations in the US, Europe and Australia and employs over 4,000 people across three continents. The Nyrstar Port Pirie smelter on the eastern shore of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, an integrated multi-metals recovery plant, will take delivery of one terminal tractor. The two remaining machines will be operated at the Nyrstar Hobart smelter in Tasmania, one of the world’s largest zinc smelters in terms of production volume.
The Kalmar Heavy Terminal Tractors TR618i, designed for moving heavy loads in any type of condition, will be fitted with engines that comply with EU Stage V emissions standards.
Speaking on the development, Paul Redman, Head of Logistics and Contractor Management, Nyrstar Port Pirie, said “We are excited to continue our cooperation with Kalmar. The terminal tractors will support our business goals as we are heavily investing in our plants in Australia in order to improve logistics.’’
Shaun Lawlor, Aftermarket Manager Oceania, Kalmar: “We are delighted that Nyrstar have chosen to purchase a number of machines from Kalmar to support their smelter operations. Our solutions are designed to cope with the challenging environments and demanding loads that typify the metals and minerals processing industry and are trusted by leading global operators. The terminal tractors will be used for moving raw and processed materials. We are looking forward to further developing our relationship with Nyrstar.”