Kalmar news Spring 2013
Kalmar expands crane services Kalmar has acquired total ownership of the Spanish crane refurbishment and maintenance service company Mareiport, S.A. The acquisition is a strategic step for Kalmar in becoming a major global crane refurbishment and services provider. Kalmar has been a minority shareholder with 30 percent ownership in the company since 2007.
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Mareiport is a privately owned company established in 1985 in Algeciras, Spain. The company has been providing maintenance services for ports and terminals and refurbishment and heightening services for a variety of cranes, including quay cranes, rubbertyred gantry cranes, bulk cranes and large shipyard cranes, especially in the Mediterranean area. In 2012, Mareiportâ€™s sales totalled approximately EUR 20 million and it employs 250 people. â€œThere are about 5,000 units of quay cranes in operation globally. A majority have been in operation over ten years and are in need of refurbishments and upgrades. At the same time, customers DUHORRNLQJIRUPRGLÄşFDWLRQVDQG upgrades to their existing quay cranes to handle ever larger vessels. By acquiring full ownership in Mareiport, Kalmar will expand its crane services and refurbishment capabilities, especially in Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Together with our existing competences in Central Europe, South East Asia and the east coast of the USA we will be able to respond to the growing customer needs globally,â€? says Olli Isotalo, President of Kalmar. Kalmar has successfully delivered crane heightening projects globally utilising its advanced crane jacking system and modern technology adaptable to old 28
TRP Buenos Aires reaches out Kalmar has won an order from Terminales Rio de la Plata (TRP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the extension of booms on two quay cranes. TRP, majority owned and managed by DP World, is one of the most important container terminals in the port and heads the rankings of TEU moved during the last 15 years. It is now planning to receive larger container vessels to RSWLPLVHLWVDQQXDOFDSDFLW\RI7(87KHVLJQLÄşFDQWLQFUHDVHLQYHVVHO width requires the quay crane geometry to be adapted to extend the reach capacity from 45 metres to 51 metres. TRP Engineering Manage Eugenio Calcabrini says, â€?Maintaining optimum container throughput when larger vessels arrive is of critical importance to us and the concept of increasing the capacity of our existing quay cranes was very appealing. Kalmar has an impressive track record in this specialised area. The Kalmar team produced a very competitive offer and with continuous support, convinced us that their proposal made sound commercial sense.â€?