Kalmar has announced a new electronic range of equipment dubbed ‘Future Generation’ in a move that takes the company another step towards adopting eco-efficient technology.
The technology is slated to be available by 2021.
The Future Generation range will adopt a lightweight but strong design that is fully self-rechargeable, and each machine will have a central smart core allowing autonomous control for 24 hours a day.
Antti Kaunonen, President of Kalmar, said: "Our industry is evolving at a remarkable pace. Governments, local and regional authorities around the globe are rapidly deploying regulations and initiatives to support the adoption of eco-efficient technologies.
“Our customers are asking for electrically powered equipment and solutions that cut emissions. Kalmar has a strong track record in providing efficient cargo and material handling solutions to our customers, and we've consistently revolutionized container handling for the benefit of our customers.”
Over 50% of Kalmar’s cargo handling equipment is already being offered with electrical power sources.
Dan Pettersson, SVP Mobile Equipment at Kalmar added: “We believe electricity is the power source of the future and that purpose-built design and integrated serviceability will enable maximum availability and performance for the material handling fleets.
“In the near future, driverless vehicles will enter the logistic operations in industrial and material handling, expanding the benefits of automation to the full logistics chain in the customer operations.
“We at Kalmar believe that by harnessing the power of new technologies, we will create state of the art material handling solutions with a cutting-edge design that will keep our customers ahead of the game.”