Kalmar’s Ottowa, Kansas plant in the USA will carry out all the design and engineering work for the PSA order. The first few units will also be manufactured in Kansas, but the majority of the tractors will be assembled at the company’s Shanghai facility in China. Kalmar South East Asia will provide ongoing parts and service support.
“Kalmar is extremely pleased to be partnering with PSA on such a high-volume order,” said Leif Wallin, president of Kalmar Trailer Handling. “Kalmar’s local organisation was critical to the customer’s decision and a valuable resource in gaining the order. Close cooperation between Kalmar factories in the USA and China will also play a vital role in our ability to supply the machines built to the customer’s specifications and in a timely manner.”