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Cargotec Strengthens its Presence in Spain


December 18, 2006, Kalmar, the business area providing container handling solutions within Cargotec, has made an agreement to acquire the majority of the shares of its Spanish distributor Kalmar Espana, the leading distributor and service provider for material handling customers in Spain. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value. The acquisition is subject to relevant competition authority approval.

Kalmar Espana S.A has a strong customer base within the heavy industrial handling and port industries as well as a good potential to grow its rental business. The company employs six people and had net sales of approximately EUR 11 million in 2005.

Cargotec Corporation is the world’s leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. Cargotec’s operations are divided into three strong, global business areas: Hiab, Kalmar, and MacGREGOR, each of which is the market leader in its own segment. In 2005 Cargotec’s net sales exceeded EUR 2.3 billion. The company employs some 8,000 people and has activities in more than 160 countries. Cargotec’s class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.


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