"Kalmar had an excellent concept and proposal and their team was outstanding from beginning to end. They met our specification in every way and the two Super Glorias will have a huge impact on our business," says Samuel Iglesias, Director, Tadarsa Logistics S.L..

The challenge

Tadarsa operates on a 20,000 m² manufacturing area less than 1km away from the port of Avilés in northern Spain. Tadarsa contacted Kalmar with the need for equipment capable of lifting heavy wind turbine sections, which can weigh up to 260 tonnes. “We chose to work with Kalmar because they are such a well-respected global company, and we couldn’t trust anyone else to take on such a mammoth task,” says Samuel Iglesias, Director, Tadarsa Logistics S.L.

The solution

Kalmar rose to the challenge with a proposal for the world’s largest reachstacker. “This order presented a technical challenge that we were very pleased to meet. They needed a reachstacker to handle a critical application and this called for the development of the biggest machine ever built,” says Stefan Johansson, Director, Sales and Marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers

Kalmar delivered two Super Gloria reachstackers capable of lifting a record weight of 130 tonnes. The previous world lift record was set by Kalmar in Sweden in 2014, when a reachstacker lifted 103 tonnes. Tadarsa’s two Super Glorias, however, have now extended the lifting capacity further than any previous reachstacker built for industrial application.

The result

Tadarsa is delighted with the end result. “Kalmar had an excellent concept and proposal and their team was outstanding from beginning to end. They met our specification in every way and the two Super Glorias will have a huge impact on our business,” Samuel Iglesias enthuses.