Cargotec, Orange Team for Intelligent
January 4, 2018
Orange Business Services and Cargotec have signed a three-year,
multimillion euro agreement for worldwide IoT connectivity that helps
Cargotec keep goods moving efficiently and safely. Cargotec, with
headquarters in Finland, is a leading provider of cargo and load
handling solutions. Cargo traffic is one of the vital services that
helps keep our global society up and running. Millions of items, from
raw materials to consumer products, are transported locally and between
countries around the clock.
Cargotec‘s business areas – Kalmar,
Hiab and MacGregor – are leading players in their fields, and they have
a unique position to optimize global cargo flows and create sustainable
customer value. Kalmar offers cargo handling equipment and automated
terminal solutions, software, and services that are used in ports,
terminals, distribution centers and various industries. Hiab provides
on-road load handling solutions to customers operating in the land
transport and delivery industries, while MacGregor offers solutions and
services for marine cargo and offshore load handling.
Cargotec aims to become the global leader in intelligent cargo handling.
This requires connectivity during every stage of its customers’
lifecycles. 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.
The Orange IoT connectivity service provides tangible business benefits
for Cargotec, enabling new digital services and delivering a much higher
degree of operational efficiency, both internally and further down the
value chain at the customer level. These include: seamless IoT SIM card
ordering, simple activation and tracking through a dedicated portal; one
price per IoT SIM card regardless of location; and scalable connectivity
reaching 220 countries and territories.
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,” says Soili Mäkinen,
“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,”
says Fabrice de Windt, senior vice president, Europe, Orange Business
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).