Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a valuable order from long-standing partner Osterreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB) to supply cargo handling equipment for general cargo and intermodal operation at the OBB-Infrastruktur AG terminals at Wolfurt, Wels and Wien Sud in Austria. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2015 second quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter.
The range of equipment includes seven Kalmar Gloria reachstackers for intermodal handling, three Kalmar TT 618i terminal tractors and one Kalmar DCG 160-12 forklift. All of the machines come with an all-inclusive Kalmar Care maintenance contract and service support provided by Kalmar Austria.
OBB and Kalmar have been cooperating for more than two decades, and Terminal Service Austria (TSA), a business division of OBB-Infrastruktur AG, already has a significant Kalmar fleet in operation. Terminal Wels in upper Austria will see the replacement of two Kalmar DRD 450-80 C5XS reachstackers, which have been operational since 2000, both of them exceeding a remarkable 40,000 operational hours.
Andreas Fuchs, Divisional Managing Director at TSA said: “In this public tendering, Kalmar met our criteria of safe and efficient machines with the most cost effective solutions and the latest in environmental criteria. We have had a successful and reliable cooperation with Kalmar for 23 years. The technical service support we receive locally from Kalmar Austria helps us to offer our customers the best service. This enables Terminal Service Austria to guarantee a perfect coordination of shippers, freight forwarders, operators and railway undertakings.”
Juergen Wurzer, Managing Director, Kalmar Austria, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this order from our long-time customer OBB. Kalmar is committed to meeting the challenges facing their terminals by delivering state-of-the-art machines that deliver a level of productivity and efficiency that fulfils their expectations in this highly competitive environment.”
As a neutral service provider, TSA takes care not only of intermodal handling, but also of the transfer of wagon groups and trains from the rail line to the terminal vice versa.