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Cargotec Secures Significant Orders for Load Handling Equipment in the USA


Cargotec has secured significant orders for a total of 428 HIAB loader cranes and 32 MULTILIFT hooklifts from BAE Systems Inc. in the USA. BAE Systems is the premier global defence and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. The end user of the equipment is the US Army.

The HIAB 133AT-2 crane and the MULTILIFT MPH085 hooklift both represent the most modern load handling technology and are designed for military use in extreme operating conditions. The equipment will be installed on the US Armyís Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

Delivery of the equipment will start during the fourth quarter of 2008, with most of the deliveries taking place during 2009. The total order value is around 15 million euros and the majority of the order was booked in the third quarter.

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows by offering handling systems and the related services for the loading and unloading of goods. Cargotecís brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGREGOR, are global market leaders in their fields and their solutions are used on land and at sea Ė wherever cargo is on the move. Extensive services close to customers ensure the continuous usability of equipment. Cargotec is the technology leader in its field, its R&D focusing on innovative solutions that take environmental considerations into account. Cargotecís sales exceed EUR 3 billion and the company employs approximately 12,000 people. Cargotecís class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.


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