The machine is part of an order for twelve 4×2 Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors from national grocer Safeway, Inc. which has been a customer for more than two decades and which deploys nearly 100 Cargotec units at its distribution facilities in the US and Canada. All 12 units will be delivered by the second quarter of 2011.
David Wood, Director of Terminal Tractors in North America, said: “We are proud to present Safeway – one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America – with the 50,000th terminal tractor from our Ottawa facility. Their commitment to innovation and creating value for their customers is something we also strive for at Cargotec, and our partnership has benefitted from this shared approach.”
Besides being the original manufacturer of terminal tractors, Cargotec was the first to offer machines with an automatic transmission, a rear door entry, integral air conditioning units, power cab tilt and ABS brake systems. Kalmar terminal tractors were also the first on the market to receive DOT/EPA certification – a paramount classification for distribution and industrial customers whose operation entails shunting trailers between yards via public streets and roadways.