Monday , 23 September 2019
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Despite having moved all reachstacker and empty container production from Sweden to Poland as a cost-cutting exercise, independent industry sources have told CM that Kalmar has been encountering the quality control problems anticipated by some industry observers when the move was announced.

Kalmar denies Polish production problems

However, in a categorical denial, Dan Pettersson, senior vice-president for Mobile Equipment at Kalmar, told this publication: “There is absolutely no truth behind this information”.

CM was told that not only had the company had to urgently re-schedule more than 50 units to be built in Sweden but that it had also had to re-hire workers, partially defeating the original object of the move to Poland in the first place.

In addition it is also understood that problems of quality and market credibility were now causing an urgent policy re-think within Kalmar.

In response, Pettersson stated: “We do not have any quality issues related to machines assembled in Stargard and we are not re-hiring people in Sweden”.

“We do not have any market credibility issues related to the transfer.  If any customer has even the slightest question mark about the topic, once we have taken them to the factory there is not any doubts left concerning the capability in that factory”, he added emphatically.