Making your every move count

Kalmar in brief

Kalmar provides cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. We are the industry forerunner in terminal automation and energy-efficient container handling, with one in four container moves around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. We improve the efficiency of your every move through our extensive product portfolio, global service network and solutions for seamless integration of terminal processes. 

A global business with the industry’s widest portfolio

Our offering consists of cargo handling equipment, automation, software and services. The Kalmar equipment portfolio includes straddle and shuttle carriers, terminal tractors, yard cranes, ship-to-shore cranes, reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklift trucks. Navis terminal operating systems (TOS) and Bromma spreaders  are provided as part of the Kalmar business area.

At the end of 2018, Kalmar had more than 5,700 employees in 30 countries, of which the largest were the United States, Malaysia, Sweden, China, Finland, Poland, Spain, India and the Netherlands.


Orders received, MEUR


(2017: 1,555)

Operating profit


(2017: 133.1*)

* Excluding restructuring costs

Sales, MEUR


(2017: 1,598)

Operating profit, %


(2017: 8.3*)

* Excluding restructuring costs

Order book, MEUR


(2017: 765)

The Kalmar business area is divided into the Automation and Projects, Mobile Equipment, Services, Navis and Bromma divisions which are supported by common business support functions, including Strategy and Business Development, Finance, Marketing and Communications and Human Resources. The front line sales and services are organised in eight Market Areas. Kalmar's assembly units are located in China, India, Malaysia, Poland and the United States. Kalmar has research and development units worldwide, a Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland, and an Innovation Centre in Ljungby, Sweden. 

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion in 2018 and it employs around 13,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV.