Hiab opens new factory installation and competence centre in Meppel, the Netherlands in Q1 2018

Malmö, Sweden, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hiab, part of Cargotec, is opening a new factory installation and competence centre in Meppel, the Netherlands, during the first quarter of 2018. The new centre will offer FrameWorksTM subframes, truck bodies and complete vehicle solutions for Hiab’s European customer base. It is the global competence centre for Hiab FrameWorks installations as well as the distribution centre for Hiab FrameWorks kits.

“In 2016 we introduced to the market the HIAB FrameWorks, a modular system that provides the customer with a pre-manufactured, ready-to-install subframe that matches the chosen truck. When developing the FrameWorks concept, we wanted to pay special attention to the overall quality and safety of installations, reduce the installation time and have the products ready for our customers’ use more quickly. At the beginning, this new concept was available for our heavy range loader cranes, but we have broadened the offering with solutions for the Hiab medium and light range of cranes as well as options for the LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling and also for MULTILIFT demountables,” says Marcel Boxem, Director, Heavy Range Loader Cranes, Hiab

The new installation centre provides the customers with fully calculated, designed and tested installations as well as a high level of quality and safety due to the very controlled installation process with experienced Hiab professionals. “With the new factory installation centre, we offer quick and reliable complete solutions with the best possible performance from the equipment. The centre will also share expertise in FrameWorks installations with our partners and our own installation shops,” says Joakim Andersson, Senior Vice President, Loader Cranes, Hiab.

For more information, please contact:
Marcel Boxem, Director, Heavy Range Loader Cranes, Hiab; tel. +31 651 666 009, marcel.boxem@hiab.com
Hanna-Kaisa Talvensaari, Senior Communications Manager, Hiab; tel. +358 40 758 1572, hanna-kaisa.talvensaari@hiab.com

Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab’s more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers’ businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.

Hiab’s offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab’s ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers. www.hiab.com

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com


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