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Bromma reports growth in spreader sales and orders in H1 2018

Spreader manufacturer Bromma, part of Cargotec through the Kalmar BU but with traditional strong third party sales to other OEMs as well as end-users, has reported an uptick in sales and orders in H1 2018 compared to H1 2017

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Strong order intake, in line with signals from other industry sources, signals a positive outlook for the future, stated the company, adding that its market position has been maintained at a very high level in general, but with geographical variations.

 

The North American market has continued to be strong and in this market Bromma is defending a very high market share. Asia Pacific is the other region where order intake is running significantly higher than last year and is exceeding Bromma’s own expectations.

 

 

Bromma reports upticks in a number of markets
Bromma reports upticks in a number of markets

“It is obvious that there is a level of optimism in the industry today," said Lars Meurling, Bromma’s Marketing Director. "I hear it in conferences I have attended recently, I read it in available market data and I see it in our order intake.

 

“The replacement market is starting to contribute significantly to the orders and the available market for us. We have been forecasting this for some time now and are well prepared to support our customers when the need arises."

 

Larger orders received in H1 2018 include:

  • Twelve STS45 spreaders for Eagle Marine Services, Los Angeles
  • Eleven STS spreaders and 15 yard crane spreaders for Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal, China
  • Seventeen YSX40E yard crane spreaders for Malta Freeport
  • Seven STS45 spreaders and 10 YSX40E spreaders for Tangshan International Container Terminal, China
  • Six SSX40 spreaders and 10 YSX40E spreaders for Montreal Gateway Terminals, Canada
  • Five STS45 spreaders for Matson Terminals, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Eight SSX45 spreaders for Johor Port Berhad, Malaysia
  • Six STS45 spreaders for Northport, Port Klang, Malaysia
  • Eleven YSX40E spreaders and one YSX45E spreader for Port of Felixstowe, UK
  • Ten YSX45E spreaders for Georgia Ports Authority, USA
  • Ten YSX45E spreaders for Global Container Terminals, Vancouver, Canada
  • Ten YSX45E spreaders for the new automated APMT terminal in Tangier, Morocco
  • Five STS45 spreaders for Port Everglades Terminal, USA

Bromma adds that interest for upgrades of existing equipment is steadily increasing as the demand for performance and safety increases. The most frequently requested performance and safety upgrades include new control system technologies, twin-twenty detection system, height indication system, twistlock-based VGM weighing system and serial crane communication.

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