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Handling solutions provider Cargotec sign contract with customers servicing railway terminals in Sweden

Cargotec, the world’s leading provider of load handling solutions, has signed two rental contracts with customers servicing railway terminals in Sweden. Baneservice Logistik AB and ISS TraffiCare AB recently won tenders to operate Swedish rail terminals. The two companies turned to Cargotec to fulfil their equipment needs and both opted for rental agreements which offer the ultimate in machine availability as well as predictable cost structures.

Andreas Falk, Sales Manager Terminal Business, North Europe, says more and more customers are seeking customised solutions to satisfy their handling needs. He comments:

"Customers appreciate partners that can offer a range of innovative equipment backed by a professional and knowledgeable service organisation. Cargotec takes it one step further by being able to offer flexible financing options, such as rental agreements, to complete the package."

Baneservice Logistik, the largest contractor of railway infrastructure service in Norway, is expanding its terminal operation services to the Swedish market. The company has agreed to lease two Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers, one Kalmar TT612d terminal tractor and one Kalmar 7-tonne forklift. The equipment will be deployed at Baneservice Logistik’s rail terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The agreement was made in quarter four 2009 with the contract taking effect in quarter one 2010.

ISS TraffiCare, one of the world’s biggest facility service and outsourcing companies and an experienced partner in providing rail support services within Sweden, has agreed to lease six Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers and three Kalmar TT612d terminal tractors. The equipment will be used between its three Swedish rail terminals in Stockholm, Jonkoping and Umea. The agreement was made in quarter one 2010 and will take effect during the same period.

Kalmar’s range of counterbalance equipment and terminal tractors are ideal for intermodal operations. Built with first class components and engineered with environmental care taken into consideration, the Kalmar DRF-series reachstacker is a proven intermodal workhorse serving inland terminals all over the globe. The Kalmar TT612d purpose-built distribution tractor offers customers’ unique benefits such as the industry’s smallest turning radius, low operating costs, superior cabin comfort and easily accessible service points.

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