Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order for two Super Gloria reachstackers from Tadarsa Logistics S.L. in Aviles, Spain. The largest reachstackers ever built, the Kalmar Gloria DRG1300-92ZX will have the capability of lifting 130 tonnes and will be utilised specifically to lift heavy wind turbine sections, which can weigh up to 260 tonnes. The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2015 first quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for November 2015.
The previous world lift record was set by Kalmar in Sweden in September 2014, when a reachstacker lifted 103 tonnes in front of an assembled audience. However, this latest machine has extended lifting capacity further than any previous reachstacker built for industrial application.
Stefan Johansson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers is delighted with Kalmar’s ability to rise to the challenge: “This order presented a technical challenge that we were very pleased to meet. It is testament to Kalmar’s engineers that every time we set a record like this we reinforce our position as the market leader. It was also a pleasure working with Tadarsa Logistics, a large international company that is so highly respected in its sector. They needed a reachstacker to handle a critical application and this called for the development of the biggest machine ever built. Once again, I am delighted with Kalmar’s ability to rise to the challenge.”
Samuel Iglesias, General Manager, Tadarsa, said: “We chose to work with Kalmar because they are such a well-respected global company and we couldn’t trust anyone else to take on such a mammoth task. Kalmar had an excellent concept and proposal and their team was outstanding from beginning to end. They met our specification in every way and we are looking forward to the arrival of the two Super Gloria’s and the huge impact they will make on our business.”
Tadarsa, who already have four Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers operating in Spain and two Kalmar DRF450 operating in Brazil, has over fifty years of experience specialising in the manufacturing of pressure vessels and large metal structures. They operate out of 20,000m? of manufacturing area, less than 1km away from Aviles port in northern Spain.