The Swedish Lift Truck business of Konecranes celebrated an incredible milestone on 28th of May as it handed over its 5,000th unit. Testament not only to the increasing popularity of these machines, but also to Konecranes consistency and expertise. The special customer receiving the 5000th machine is the Cargo Terminal Lehmann, owned and managed by the Hans Lehmann group, a German shipping and ports operations company with further interests in ready-mixed concrete.
The 5000th unit is a SMV 4538 CCX4, a reach stacker especially designed for intermodal operations and with capacity to lift wagons, trailers and swap bodies up to 45 tons capacity at 1st rail. The reach stacker is equipped to have up to 35 tons capacity at 2nd rail to fit the customer’s row rail operation at 6,450 mm load centre. The machine is one of the latest C generation lift trucks and comes with an all-new Optima cabin, and complies with EU stage 4 engine regulations.
Konecranes have a great knowledge in these types of machines and have delivered Reach Stackers for Intermodal operations throughout the world for many years.
Lehmann will attended a special hand-over at the Konecranes production plant in Markaryd. Janne Kangaste, Managing Director of Lehmann, says; “The top of the class service network and care from the distributor together with a hard working machine, specialized for our needs in rail handling, is really what makes us comfortable and happy with Konecranes”. Sales Area Manager Germany, Ralf Gowin, fills in “It is a great pleasure to be able to provide such a quality company like Lehmann with our products”
Lars Fredin, Senior Vice-President and Head of Business Unit lift Trucks concludes, “We could not be prouder of this achievement, it speaks to our team’s commitment to consistently produce products of quality. It’s important to take time out on these occasions and acknowledge the wonderful customers and staff that got us to this point.”