Kalmar Gloria Reachstackers for Associated British Ports
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver two Gloria reachstackers to the Hams Hall Rail Terminal in Birmingham, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP). The order was signed in August 2014 with delivery in December 2014. The deal will enable ABP to continue to meet key performance indicators for its blue chip customers, including a tight 30-minute turnaround time. Both machines will be supplied with Kalmar's unique integrated ground-stabilizer system, which increases the capacity of the machine in second and third rail operations.
"At Hams Hall we value our drivers and want to give them the best tools for the job. Kalmar's excellent cab ergonomics and after-sales support were key to the deal," says Mike Gibson, Hams Hall Terminal Manager.
The fifth-generation Gloria DRG450 reachstacker offers customers market-leading productivity and lifetime value. The product of decades of research and development, Gloria is now regarded as the highest quality, most innovative and reliable reachstacker available today, with significantly lower maintenance requirements and downtime than competing solutions.
For drivers, the EGO cab offers an all-new operating experience with a panoramic view, intuitive interfaces and ergonomically designed controls. With Gloria's technology delivering an improved operator experience, safety standards have been considerably improved. Gloria reachstackers include a reversing camera with integrated proximity sensors and a tyre-pressure monitoring system as standard.
The deal extends Kalmar's cooperation with ABP, adding to the four Kalmar reachstackers already in use. ABP is the UK's leading ports group, operating 21 ports around the country with a total annual TEU of 100,000.