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Press Release Hiab Cargotec

Hiab appoints Clas Thott Vice President for global marketing



Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Clas Thott as Vice President, Marketing responsible for Hiab's global marketing function and a member of the Hiab management team as of 2 September 2013. Clas Thott is experienced in international marketing and sales, and he joins Hiab from Hilding Anders where he worked as Group Marketing Manager responsible for the group's marketing and brand strategies in Europe and Asia. Clas Thott is based in Malmö, Sweden.

"Our aim is to become the industry benchmark for customer satisfaction globally. To achieve this we will further strengthen Hiab's business and branding strategy through clear positioning and strong brand promise. Clas Thott has a proven track record of developing brands, growing sales and achieving results by effective brand communication. Appointing him reinforces our global marketing organisation and activities," says Axel Leijonhufvud, President, Hiab.

Hiab offers products, services and spare parts for on-road transport and delivery. With Hiab products, the customer can move, hoist, load and unload products, equipment and materials. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes Hiab loader cranes, Hiab Multilift demountables, Hiab Loglift forestry cranes, Hiab Jonsered recycling cranes, Hiab Moffett and Princeton PiggyBack® truck-mounted forklifts as well as Zepro, Del and Waltco tail lifts.

For further information please contact:
Axel Leijonhufvud, President, Hiab; tel. + 46 705 98 31 76
Lotta Clausen, Communications Director, Hiab; tel. +46 372 37 81 38


Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Our high performance product range includes loader cranes, forestry and recycling cranes, demountables, truck-mounted forklifts and tail lifts. We aim to set the industry benchmark for customer satisfaction by providing products and services that meet customer needs globally. Hiab's workforce numbers 3,000 people.
Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.


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