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ACFS adds 16 Kalmar trucks

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 ( #981 ) - Port Botany, NSW, Australia
Kalmar Eco reachstacker
Kalmar Eco reachstacker
ACFS Port Logistics has placed an order for 10 Kalmar Eco reachstackers, five empty container handlers and one medium forklift. The value of the order, which includes a "full-scope Kalmar Care service contract" for four years, has not been disclosed. ACFS claims to be the fastest-growing privately owned logistics company in Australia, moving over 1.2m TEUs annually. ACFS has a presence in all capital cities across Australia, including facilities that serve ports, empty depots and warehouses. The machines will be operating at an intermodal rail facility, an empty-container park and a distribution depot in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and will take the ACFS total fleet size to 44 machines across Australia. "Kalmar's local presence and the quality of their services were key to us for placing this significant order," says Akshay Hingorani, general manager, strategy & developments at ACFS. "As we are running a 24-hour business, service and parts support is vital to keep our operation going. A full-scope service contract will also help us improve our operational predictability, (reducing) operational risk and equipment downtime. We were also impressed by Kalmar's eco-efficient reachstacker technology, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to older machines." In 2018, Kalmar won an order to provide mobile equipment to ACFS operations in Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne. The order comprised three DCG100 empty container handlers and two DRG450 reachstackers.