Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced that it will start cooperation with SSAB in Sweden to develop a hydrogen-powered medium-range forklift truck.
The aim is to find a more sustainable solution for our customer SSAB and help them to contribute in diminishing carbon dioxide emissions at the site.
The forklift truck to be developed will have a lift capacity of 9-18 tons and it will use hydrogen gas as fuel.
As the exhaust will be only water, the machine will provide a more environmentally sound solution for material handling.
The project will last for approximately two years and it will include the development, demonstration and testing of the forklift truck.
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry.
Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution.
Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.