Kalmar Automated Forklift
Kalmar "kio" is a future vision on how automation is going to play a role in the material handling market. After an intensive research phase about the current applications of cargo and material handling machines, a focus on forklifts for sawmils has been set. The concept is focusing on reducing weight of forklifts, automation and on a new brand identity for kalmar.
2018•single project•1st year MFA Umea, Sweden•sponsored by Kalmar Cargotec
How will Kalmar's forklifts be in 10 years from now?
research travel to
germany & poland
To get a better understanding of our projects context, we were invited by Kalmar to explore different applications of their products.
The trip started in Swinoujscie, Poland, where we got introduced to their production facility. Several ports in Hamburg have been visited. Users were interviewed and findings extracted. The trip was concluded with a visit to a sawmill in vännes, sweden.
video credits: thomas müller
research destination - production plant & industry applications
buchardkai container handling
brattby saw mill
saw mill layout