Konecranes delivers two lift trucks to Thailand

Konecranes delivers two lift trucks to Thailand
The Flow Drive reachstacker in Thailand

Konecranes has delivered two new Konecranes lift trucks to Thailand-based Mon Logistics Group to help the company handle a recent increase in demand for goods transport.

The Finnish manufacturer delivered a Flow Drive SMV 4531 TC5 HVT reachstacker and a double stacking SMV 6/7 ECC 100 DS empty container handler (ECH) to Mon Logistics Group’s facility in Bangkok.

The Flow Drive reachstacker aims to help reduce costs as it cuts fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25% while the ECH can stack two empty containers up to 10 tonnes each.

Kanjanee Accaraeakchitt, operations director of the Mon Logistics Services Co. Ltd., which manages container deposits for Mon Logistics, said: “We are very keen to find new ways to reduce our carbon emissions, and we’re doing our part by choosing eco-efficient materials and products.

“Of course, we want to maintain our quality and performance levels at the same time. In 2016, we were honoured to receive the Eco-Driving award as part of the government’s fuel emission reduction programme, and we want to develop that tend further.”

The ECH container, delivered a few weeks after the reachstacker in mid-August 2019, has completed Mon’s Konecranes ECH fleet as it now has a total of eight units ordered from 2015 to present.

All of the units have been fitted with Konecranes’ TRUCONNECT Remote Services system which enables real-time collection of operative data such as driving hours, safety alerts, truck performance and fuel consumption.

Mon Logistics has also signed a service contract with Konecranes that includes both preventative and corrective maintenance on its fleet of Konecranes lift trucks.

Wikrom Jaruphongsa, chief technical officer at Mon Logistics Group, said: “With the market growing, now is the time to enlarge our fleet to win more business.

“We’ve been buying Konecranes units for nearly a decade and have been very satisfied with their excellent equipment, support and service throughout our years of partnership.”

Mon Logistics runs facilities both in Bangkok and Chonburi, a port city about 100 km south-east of the capital, specialising in storage and logistics services for cold chain, petrochemicals and containers.