Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has disclosed that a privately-owned logistics company in Australia, ACFS Port Logistics Pty Limited (ACFS) has placed an order for ten Kalmar Eco reachstackers, five empty container handlers, and one medium forklift.
The order described as significant by Kalmar includes a full-scope Kalmar Care service contract for four years and was booked in Cargotec’s 2020 Q2 order intake and all units are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2020. The service agreement comes into effect in September 2020.
This development was contained in a press statement issued by Kalmar, saying ‘’ACFS is the fastest-growing privately-owned logistics company in Australia, moving over 1.2m TEU annually. ACFS has a presence in all capital cities across Australia, with core infrastructure assets that specialize in the container logistics supply chain. ACFS’ sites are strategically located on-port and off-port connected by high productivity vehicles and rail. They manage over 200,000 sqm of warehousing footprint and 900,000 sqm of yard footprint providing container transport and storage, empty container park, intermodal/rail terminals, and AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) and customs bond services.
‘’Kalmar will be providing ACFS with the latest eco-efficient technology in mobile equipment to bring its fleet size to 44 across Australia. Kalmar Eco Reachstackers will be instrumental in helping ACFS to cut emissions at their terminals and achieve a significant reduction in fuel costs. The empty container handlers are built on Kalmar’s proven G-Generation platform, which makes maintenance easier and provides a comfortable, ergonomic working environment for operators. The machines will be operating at an intermodal rail facility, an empty-container park, and a distribution depot in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.’’
Speaking on the development, Akshay Hingorani, General Manager, Strategy & Developments at ACFS said: “Kalmar’s local presence and the quality of their services were a key to us for placing this significant order. As we are running a 24-hour business, service and parts support are vital to keep our operation going. A full-scope service contract will also help us improve our operational predictability reduce operational risk and equipment downtime. We were also impressed by Kalmar’s eco-efficient reachstacker technology, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to older machines.”
“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with ACFS and look forward to supporting them in achieving their business objectives. They recognised the quality of our solutions and wanted to align their business with Kalmar who are leading the world in this technology space. This order also reflects the excellent work of our service and parts team on the ground,” said Kirwan Barr, Key Account Manager, Kalmar Australia.