Intermodal Group Receives Australia’s First Reach Stacker with Flow Drive

17 January 2019

Australia’s first Konecranes Reach Stacker equipped with flow drive has been delivered to Intermodal Group in Perth, Western Australia.

The Intermodal Group includes two main divisions which include Intermodal Link Services (ILS) and Intermodal Container Services (ICS). Located very close to Fremantle Port, Intermodal Group plays a crucial role in the import/export container logistics supply chain in the state of Western Australia. ILS, more specifically, offers end-to-end services between the two terminals located in Fremantle Port and Forrestfield. They are committed to delivering efficient logistics services and transport solutions by moving containers efficiently between the wharf and terminal.

ILS take delivery of Australia's first reach stacker with Flow Drive

In 2018, United’s long-term customer ILS, were looking to update their existing lift truck fleet. This included identifying solutions that could help increase uptime and reduce the overall cost of ownership. Furthermore, solutions that had a positive impact on the environment were also very important. United were able to help ILS achieve this specific need by offering Konecranes new innovative ECOLIFTING solutions, Flow Drive. Available on Konecranes lift trucks, Flow Drive helps to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions while also improving productivity.

This month, ILS received Australia’s very first lift truck to include the new Flow Drive concept. The new Konecranes 4531 TC5 Reach Stacker with Flow Drive will be used primarily for intermodal handling. This will assist ILS in fulfilling their ongoing commitment to improve operation efficiencies while having a positive impact on the environment.

What is Flow Drive?

Flow drive is one of three ECOLIFTING drive line concepts available for Konecranes lift trucks. These three solutions include Power Drive, Flow Drive and Hybrid. Flow Drive is a solution that brings significant benefits to businesses operations. The drive line utilises an innovative Hydromechanical Variable Transmission (HVT), that offers more smooth and dynamic operations. More importantly, is helps minimise fuel consumption and emissions by up to 25%. This can deliver thousands of dollars savings per year for businesses.


What to Learn More?

For more information on how your business operation can benefit from Konecranes ECOLIFTING solutions, please contact United on 131 607 to speak to a product specialist. Alternatively, please email us your enquiry.