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 equipment portfolio includes straddle and shuttle carriers, terminal tractors, yard cranes, ship-to-shore cranes, AGVs, reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklift trucks. Bromma spreaders  is provided as part of the Kalmar business area.

At the end of 2019, Kalmar had more than 5,600 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


(2018: 1,919)

Operating profit


(2018: 143.6*)

* Excluding restructuring costs

Sales, MEUR


(2018: 1,618)

Operating profit, %


(2018: 8.9*)

* Excluding restructuring costs

Order book, MEUR


(2018: 1,012)

The Kalmar business area is divided into the Automation Solutions, Mobile Solutions, 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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,500 people.