Making your every move count

Kalmar in brief

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.

A global business with the industry’s widest portfolio

Our offering consists of cargo handling equipment, automation, software and services. The Kalmar product range includes ship-to-shore cranes, rubber-tyred and rail-mounted gantry cranes, straddle and shuttle carriers, reachstackers, empty container handlers, terminal tractors and forklift trucks. Kalmar’s offering also covers maintenance contracts, technical support, spare parts, training and crane upgrades and Kalmar One automation system. Bromma spreaders are also part of the Kalmar business area.

At the end of 2020, Kalmar had more than 5,500 employees in 30 countries, of which the largest were the United States, Malaysia, Sweden, China, Finland, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands.


Orders received, MEUR


(2019: 1,776)

Operating profit


(2019: 161.8*)

* Excluding restructuring costs

Sales, MEUR


(2019: 1,723)

Operating profit, %


(2019: 9.4*)

* Excluding restructuring costs

Order book, MEUR


(2019: 1,049)

Kalmar consists of two strategic business units (SBUs): Kalmar Mobile Solutions and Kalmar Automation Solutions. Bromma is an independent Division within Kalmar Mobile Solutions. The front line sales and services are organised in eight Market Areas. Kalmar's assembly units are located in China, Malaysia, Poland and the United States. Kalmar has research and development centers worldwide, a Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland, and an Innovation Centre in Ljungby, Sweden. 

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.