Etteplan’s experts supporting Kalmar’s operations on multiple fronts

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centers and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is developing their automated harbor offering which includes autonomous working machines. The company needed a partner who was able to provide diverse competences and resources in different domains. These domains included quality assurance, robot framework and automation safety Programmable Control Logic (PLC). Etteplan was chosen as a partner due to our deep and wide domain expertise, our history with Kalmar and our proximity to Kalmar’s locations.

Test automation, safety PLC and control systems

There are about 20 Etteplan experts working at Kalmar in the area of test automation, safety PLC and control systems. These experts are working within Kalmar’s organization. Kalmar’s positive working culture combined with Etteplan’s experienced experts has created a productive working process. From the point of view of software development, Kalmar’s big system requires good communication between their and Etteplan’s experts.

“Kalmar has a good programming culture. Their employees have taken us in and been very helpful with getting us set up the best way they can,” comments Elina Lukkarinen, Software Designer from Etteplan. “You can only distinguish Etteplan’s experts from Kalmar’s by our email,” seconds Saara Sassi, SW Test Engineer from Etteplan.

Benefits to Kalmar

With the support of Etteplan’s experts Kalmar can test new software versions and publish them at a faster pace and within their schedule. Cooperation also allows for constant development especially with the help of test automation. Kalmar has been able to flexibly acquire new developers, testing experts and other development expertise from Etteplan. The team has grown fast which is a good sign of well-functioning cooperation and building of trust between the companies.

Furthermore, receiving project oriented and capable professionals from Etteplan’s deep pool of development experts has allowed Kalmar to concentrate more on their core business. Getting experts from a variety of domains from under the same roof is also cost-effective for Kalmar. Etteplan can truly offer turnkey developers with the necessary tools at a short notice.

Related content

Balancing the energy grid with Fortum Spring

Fortum is a European energy company with activities in more than 40 countries. Fortum provides their customers with electricity, gas, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. Fortum wants to engage their customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. Fortum is the third largest producer of CO2-free electricity in Europe. With approximately 19,000 professionals and a combined balance sheet of approximately EUR 69 billion, Fortum has the scale, competence and resources to grow and to drive the energy transition forward.

Simplifying intralogistics challenges through industrial digitalization with Cimcorp

Cimcorp Group – part of Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) – is a leading global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics, using advanced robotics, material handling and software technologies. As well as being a manufacturer and integrator of pioneering material handling systems for the tire industry, Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfillment and storage that are being used in the food & beverage, retail, e-commerce, FMCG and postal services sectors.

Utilizing design methods in shaping business with Vointy

Vointy, a health technology start-up company from Oulu, Finland teamed up with Etteplan to bring a health and wellness application of a whole new breed to the market. Instead of focusing on personal performance metrics and competing in the fragmented and saturated market of wearable technology the application is aimed at employers and their human resources development.

Supporting Talenom with continuous security testing and awareness building

Customer box: Talenom is an agile and forward-looking accounting firm established in 1972. Talenom’s business idea is to make day-to-day life easier for entrepreneurs with the most user-friendly electronic tools on the market and highly automated services. In addition to comprehensive accounting services, Talenom supports its customers’ business operations with a wide range of expert services as well as financing and payment, and banking services.

Leading the digital transformation in the Glass Tempering industry with Glaston

As an innovative frontrunner, Glaston wants to be the global leader in the development of glass tempering industry with innovative technologies and life-cycle solutions. Glaston’s goal continues to be to build a better future through safer, smarter and more energy efficient glass solutions. One of the cornerstones of Glaston’s strategic vision is to lead digital transformation.

Contact us
Jyrki Eschner
Jyrki Eschner
Senior Account Manager, Cloud and Applications