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Hiab expands its network of dedicated service centres to Dubai



Hiab, part of Cargotec Corporation, celebrated the opening of a dedicated service centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in February. The service centre is owned and managed by Hiab's services and installation partner Al Mazrooei Engineering Services L.L.C., and it will be part of Hiab's global service centre network.

The service centre will perform the installation of new equipment and provide maintenance and services to customers' used equipment with a staff of around 25 service technicians and related support personnel. It focuses on services to customers in and around the UAE, but it will provide installation services also for customers located across the Middle East and North East Africa.

Mahendra Ekanayake, Market Area Director, Hiab Middle East and North Africa:
"We have cooperated with our trusted partner Al Mazrooei Engineering Services L.L.C. for a long time and we requested Mr. Pradeep Raman, Managing Director of the company, to help us develop a service centre that was accessible for all our Middle East and North East African customers. The majority of our customers operate in the construction sector where the uninterrupted operation of equipment is critical in large building projects. Since this is a dedicated service centre, it will reduce the lead time for customer service and enable us to work even more closely with customers to provide tailored services."

"We have been supplying equipment in this region for 40 years and our business is growing. The opening of the service centre considerably strengthens our existing service offering and network in the region. It supports our strategy of being the industry benchmark for customer satisfaction," Mahendra Ekanayake continues.

For more information, please contact:
Mahendra Ekanayake, Market Area Director, Hiab Middle East and North Africa, tel. +971 4 341 39 33

Katarina Hoel, Director, Marketing Communications, Hiab, tel: +46 8 677 53 61

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 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.

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