About us

Company presentation

KALP GmbH - Who we are!

KALP GmbH is an innovative, dynamic company situated in the very north of Germany. In 2008 the company was incorporated by ship engineer Rainer Kapelski, who has had at this time already over 25 years of experience in the maritime and container terminal industry. Through his vast expertise and his studies of marine engineering, Rainer Kapelski merged manual work on a container terminal with advanced technology by developing the ALP – the Automatic Lashing Platform.

Since the very early stages of the manifestation of the idea, Rainer Kapelski had co-operational support for technical know-how from Hydac International (hydraulic specialists) and the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, faculty of mathematics and engineering. Successively, experts in container terminal operations joined the team - merging external expert industry knowledge with our internal expertise of the KALP. This ensures that our product - the ALP - does and will continue to meet current industry requirements in development, engineering and safety.

Soon after the start of the practical development process we attracted a leading European terminal operator as cooperation partner for the ALP prototype project. This dynamic partnership has further enhanced the product development, providing us with first hand industry input and a live and authentic terminal environment for testing the prototype.

The vast experience of KALP GmbH has already proven fruitful and been used beneficially for the company. With our internal knowledge in cooperation and association with industry experts and consultants we are also in a position to offer industry support and assistance in developing solutions.

KALP GmbH is an innovative, fast moving company that has developed and is developing up-and-coming equipment for container handling processes; primarily focusing on safety, environmental aspects, cost saving and productivity requirements.

We look forward to further developing the KALP brand and our products throughout 2024 and to securing our place in the industry

We make work on quay safer, faster and cheaper!