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PCC Intermodal invests in Kalmar reachstackers to expand rail operations in Poland

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received a further order for five new reachstackers from long-standing customer PCC Intermodal S.A (PCC) in Poland. The new 45-tonne machines boost the PCC fleet of Kalmar reachstackers to 13 units and will be operating at Gliwice, Brzeg Dolny and Kutno rail terminals. The order is booked into Cargotec’s third quarter intake, with one unit delivered in July and next ones scheduled for delivery by the end of 2014.

PCC again opted for the Kalmar solution based on Kalmar’s proven experience with intermodal container handling applications. In this instance, PCC has selected Kalmar DRF reachstackers to work with rail and road trucks and within container yard. The company’s main activity is synchronised intermodal transportation of containers by regular rail and road transport connections throughout Poland, directly to the customer’s door.

The project was partially funded by the Centre of European Transport Projects (CUPT) as part of infrastructure development for Polish intermodal companies. Kalmar’s experience with co-funded tenders was an important factor during procedure, given it resulted in a combination of a technical solution that precisely matched PCC’s requirements, coupled with a competitive price. The order also includes a preventive maintenance package for two years, or 4,000 hours operation, for four of the machines.

Adam Adamek, Vice President at PCC Intermodal S.A said, “We have again selected Kalmar primarily because of their ability to meet requirements and deliver high quality equipment on time. Kalmar understands the intermodal transshipment business very well and therefore could tailor a solution that fulfilled our expectations precisely.”

Jakub Wojciechowski, Senior Sales and Service Manager at Kalmar Poland, adds, “The Kalmar reachstackers are exceptionally capable machines. Four of the 45-tonne capacity units are equipped with Volvo Penta TAD1360 EURIIIB engines and the fifth with a Cummins QSM11 EUR111A engine. Our strategy was to maximise container throughput at PCC’s various inland terminals and help to reduce the cost of operation, hence PCC also opted for the preventive maintenance packages which help to maximise machine uptime.”

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