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Caldan Wins Large Order
In June 2013, the Danish conveyor systems specialist Caldan Conveyor A/S received the largest order in the company’s history. Maersk Container Industry (MCI) commissioned the company to build three Power & Free conveyor system for the new surface treatment line at its plant in San Antonio in Chile. In San Antonio, MCI is building South America’s first factory for producing so-called “reefer” containers (containers with integrated cooling systems) — from welding together the container parts to surface treatment and final assembly of the finished cooling units. The production plant is the largest investment by a Danish company in South America to date, and is eventually to have a production capacity of 40,000 containers a year. Production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2014. The entire surface treatment plant will be supplied by an international consortium of Danish and Chinese companies, and consists of pre-treatment and drying booths, spray booths...