Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order to supply a further 18 rough terrain container handlers to the United States Department of Defense. Destined to replace older equipment, the Kalmar RT240s will be delivered to multiple locations across the United States by the end of the year 2015. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 16 million (USD 18 million).
The Kalmar RT240 provides exceptional performance, able to handle containerised loads of up to 53,000lbs (24 tonnes) across all types of terrain.
Commenting on the order, Stephen Speakes, President and CEO at Kalmar RT Center (KRTC) in Cibolo, Texas, said, "This is yet another endorsement of the great quality of Kalmar's solutions for rough terrain applications. The RT240 provides a reliable materials handling solution, it is simple to service, maintain and fix in the field."
KRTC has been producing rough terrain handlers since 2009 and currently has three assembly lines focusing on container handlers and forklift trucks. The centre employs approximately 170 people.