SSAB Shape Solution Helps MultiDocker Streamline its Manufacturing

Shape is a network of processing partners which offer prefabrication, technical support and services to SSAB customers around the world.

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The Swedish company MultiDocker manufactures large material handling machines for all the world's markets. Thanks to a SSAB Shape, the company can streamline its manufacturing in an internationally highly competitive market. SSAB Shape is a network of processing partners that offer the market prefabrication, technical support and services combined with first-class steel products.

Through a number of SSAB partners and customers around Europe, the machine manufacturer Multidocker can continue its international venture on large harbor cranes. 

"MultiDocker buys prefabricated - cut and bent - components from our plant in Poland. They are then processed at one of our partners in Europe to finally be assembled at MultiDocker's facilities," says Tobias Appelkvist, salesman at SSAB Shape. "Together with the Shape organization, we have managed to get a good solution to the customer."

In an increasingly competitive world market, it is important to find the best business models. MultiDocker has manufacturing in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Brazil. Thanks to SSAB's international network of own facilities and focus on customized customer offers, the deal could be carried out.

"Thanks to SSAB's initiative, we can further intensify our focus on material handling machines in the 40-130 ton segment, and we expect the new products to take a big step in the market from 2018 onwards," said Percy Österström, CEO MultiDocker.

Close relationships with Caterpillar

MultiDocker works in close cooperation with Caterpillar. MultiDocker has also recently agreed with Caterpillar to expand collaboration on smaller machine models, and also works with Caterpillar's dealers around the world to further increase growth.

Step by step towards high strength

Initially, the different components are manufactured in SSAB Domex S355 material. MultiDocker has also shown interest in the concept of eventually upgrading its machines to a more high-strength and lighter material, all in order to further enhance competitiveness.