Cargotec develops intelligent IoT connectivity services

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.

Patrick’s AutoStradTM container terminal, Brisbane, Australia – image courtesy of Kalmar.

Cargotec, with headquarters in Finland, is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions.

Cargotec‘s business areas – Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor – are well placed to optimise 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, an ambition that 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 is also expected to help Cargotec develop insightful real-time 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.

Orange reportedly supports more than 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).

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