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Kalmar delivers largest reachstacker order to South Africa

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed the delivery of the largest supply of mobile equipment in Africa and one of the biggest reachstackers order globally for Shumani Industrial Equipment, official dealer of the Goscor Group of Companies in South Africa.

Leslie Venketas and Francois Muller, Sales Managers, Southern Africa, commented: "We are delighted to receive this substantial order from Shumani Industrial Equipment, the vast size of which demonstrates the quality of Kalmar products and technology. Kalmar has a national footprint and can confidently handle the challenges that are faced in cost-effectively supplying and maintaining a large fleet of equipment at various locations throughout South Africa."

The order was signed into Cargotec's 2Q15 order intake, with all machines delivered by the end of January 2016.

A total of 45 units have been distributed across South Africa, including 37 Kalmar reachstackers and 8 Kalmar empty container handlers.

The equipment will be utilised for freight depots at inland dry port terminals.

Kalmar will supply and maintain the new units on a full maintenance basis across South Africa over the contracted period of five years.

Victor Nemukula, Executive Director Shumani Industrial Equipment, said: "We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kalmar in recognition of their top quality equipment and outstanding reputation as a service provider. They have a thorough understanding of our customer and end-user operations and provide the best solutions to increase the end-users' productivity."

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