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Welcome to Kalmar in the UK

Kalmar provides cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. We are the industry forerunner in terminal automation and energy-efficient container handling, with one in four container moves around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. We improve the efficiency of your every move through our extensive product portfolio, global service network and solutions for seamless integration of terminal processes. 


We offer the industry’s most comprehensive range of cargo-handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry.

Our equipment offering includes container and cargo-handling equipment such as ship-to-shore (STS) and rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTG), straddle and shuttle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors, forklift trucks and rough terrain container handlers.

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We are unique in being able to provide terminal operators with seamless integration between different processes, operating systems and equipment. Kalmar's automation offering covers both equipment and process automation.

Our automated equipment offering includes automated stacking cranes, automated straddle and shuttle carriers, and automated guided vehicles. We also provide terminal operating systems (TOS) under the Navis brand.

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We contribute to our customers' long-term success throughout the entire lifetime of their equipment and operations. Kalmar's unrivalled service offering can be tailored to our customers' specific needs.

Our global service network covers over 120 countries and provides local support for all equipment brands and types. Our services include maintenance, crane upgrades, pre-owned equipment sales, spare parts and training.

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About us

Kalmar UK was established in 1988 as Kalmar Climax before becoming Solely Kalmar in the mid 90’s concentrating on the larger forklift truck and port equipment markets, opening in Coventry in 1995. As part of an amalgamation of Cargotec companies Kalmar moved to Ellesmere Shropshire in 2009 to be with Hiab. In no time at all Kalmar had outgrown its base, moving out to its own office and Workshops in Shrewsbury in 2018.

Kalmar is the industry leader in terminal automation and energy efficient handling equipment, understanding the needs of this dynamic market better than most.



Our powerful and precise range of equipment, including ship to shore cranes, RTG, straddle carriers, container handlers, forklifts and terminal tractors, designed with smart features to boost productivity and efficiency, combined with the best expert knowledge, Kalmar will revolutionise how ports and terminals operate now and in the future.

Our expertise and experience is why the world’s most prestigious companies choose us.



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