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Cargotec Releases Intelligent Cargo Handling Solution with IoT Connectivity by Orange

By Ken Briodagh December 13, 2017

According to a recent announcement, Orange Business Services and Cargotec have signed a three-year, multimillion euro agreement for worldwide IoT connectivity that will help Cargotec keep goods moving. Cargotec, with headquarters in Finland, is a provider of cargo and load handling solutions.

Cargotec’s divisions, Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor, are positioned to optimize global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value, the company said. Kalmar offers cargo handling equipment and automated terminal solutions, software, and services for ports, terminals, distribution centers and various industries. Hiab provides on-road load handling solutions to customers operating in the land transport and delivery industries, and MacGregor offers solutions and services for marine cargo and offshore load handling.

“A reliable IoT communications infrastructure, global presence, with local support everywhere in the world, and an attractive business model are vital for us to become the leader in intelligent cargo handling. We chose Orange Business Services for these reasons,” said Soili Mäkinen, CIO, Cargotec.

Cargotec has said it aims to become the global leader in intelligent cargo handling, which will require connectivity during every stage of its customers’ supplychain and transportation operations. The IoT connectivity solution from Orange will integrate intelligence into the machinery to provide better collaboration for daily operations, monitor and maintain equipment to enable the highest possible uptime and react remotely before problems arise. It will also help Cargotec develop insightful data-driven services.

“Cargotec is determined to grow its business through strong customer focus and improved IoT services that are vital in its development. We are very happy to have been selected as their provider of choice and to help enable their ambitions to lead and transform the cargo handling business globally,” said Fabrice de Windt, SVP, Europe, Orange Business Services.

Orange already supports over 14 million connected devices through its Datavenue IoT and data analytics solution across a variety of sectors, including automotive and transport, smart cities, industry and manufacturing and daily life (smart home, healthcare and wearables).


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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