Konecranes equips Saudi container yard with reach stackers

Konecranes equips Saudi container yard with reach stackers
One of the Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers being delivered by Al-Iman to S.A. Talke in the Al-Jubail region of Saudi Arabia.
Published: 19 September 2017 - 2:06 a.m.
By: John Bambridge

Lift truck specialist Konecranes has delivered four SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers to S.A. Talke, a logistics supplier to the petrochemical sector in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubail region that is specialised in the handling, storage and transportation liquids and chemicals. 

The SMV 4531 TC5 reach stacker has the ability to lift up to 45 tonnes of weight, five containers high – on the first row – and up to 16 tonnes, three rows deep. It is also equipped with load sensing hydraulics, alongside a powerful engine and strong frame and mast.

The machines will be delivered by Konecranes distributor and service provider Al-Iman to S.A. Talke’s container marshalling yards, where they are expected to bring greater efficiency and reliability to the container and goods handling.

Gerhard Strydom, logistic solutions manager at S.A. Talke, said: “We’ve worked with Al-Iman for many years, and rely on their guidance and knowledge to select the right equipment.

“Our existing Konecranes machines have proven that these machines are the right fit for us, and this order is simply another example of how well the partnership is working”. 

The SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers also have one of the best cabins in the market with regards to space and visibility, and contain a number of smart features to increase productivity and safety.

Markus Trefzer, technical manager for Al-Iman, noted: “As a team we approach our customer’s from a solutions-based perspective. We have great belief in the quality of the machines, and we also have many years’ experience in the region, so what we offer is unique. We hope to continue earning S.A. Talke’s trust and ongoing business with exceptional support and service.”

Manos Athanasakis, regional sales manager at Konecranes Lift Trucks, added: “A deep understanding of what the customer need is essential for a successful delivery, and that is a truth both we and our distributors live by. We are very happy that S.A Talke have chosen to extend their Konecranes fleet to bring even more efficiency to their operations”.

S.A. Talke is a joint venture between the German Talke Group and Saudi Sisco and Al-Jabr Groups.

Konecranes is a global supplier of lift trucks, and has a range of reach stackers ranging from 10 tonnes to 45 tonnes for empty and laden container handling; 41 tonnes to 45 tonnes for intermodal handling, 45 tonnes for barge handling and 35 tonnes to 80 tonnes for industrial handling.

All Konecranes reach stackers are equipped with powerful, low-emission engines that comply with environmental regulations and standards while reducing fuel consumption, and the manufacturer recently launched the world’s first hybrid reach stacker.

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