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Hiab hosts World Crane Championship finals at the IAA



Hiab, part of Cargotec, arranges World Crane Championship (WCC) finals at the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany on 24 and 25 September. Sixteen competent crane operators arrive from around the world to compete for the grand prize worth EUR 25,000.

"Preparations for the IAA are at full speed, and I am sure that the whole exhibition, including the World Crane Championships, will be unforgettable. The Hiab team and I warmly invite you to visit the stand to learn about our innovations, and afterwards enjoy the WCC finals," says Sebastian Poccard, Senior Vice President, Sales & Services, Hiab.

Sixteen finalists arrive to Hannover from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Poland, the United Kingdom and Slovenia to compete for the title of World Crane Champion 2016, a EUR 5,000 travel cheque, and EUR 20,000, which the winner will receive to aid the purchase of a new HIAB crane. For the first time ever, New Zealand will also join the WCC finals.

Contestants manoeuvre a HIAB crane equipped with the renowned HiPro control system through a series of obstacles, trying to arrive at a best possible time. At the IAA, the finalists get to operate a cutting edge HIAB X-HiPro 232, which is launched at the exhibition.

HIAB X-HiPro 232
HIAB X-HiPro 232 offers highest efficiency in the 20-tonne-metre range

The finals will take place over two days:

Saturday 24 September
10 a.m. Practice round
2.30 p.m. Time qualification

Sunday 25 September
10 a.m. First knock-out round
12 p.m. Quarter-final
3 p.m. Semi-final
4 p.m. WCC final and prize ceremony

We welcome everyone to our stand Pavilion P35 to watch the exciting finals and explore the latest Hiab innovations!  Hiab's press event is held on Thursday 22 September at 1 p.m. CEST at the stand. For more information, visit



For more information, please contact:
Sebastian Poccard, Senior Vice President, Sales & Services, Hiab; tel. +44 79313 68338, 
Lotta Sjöberg, Marketing Manager, HIAB Loader Cranes; tel. +46 707 577572,
Hanna-Kaisa Talvensaari, Senior Manager, Communications, Hiab, tel. +358 207 774169,


Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for us. Around 3,000 professionals at Hiab work to provide high-performance products and services that meet customer needs globally. Our product range includes HIAB loader cranes, JONSERED recycling and forestry cranes, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts and MULTILIFT demountables, as well as DEL, WALTCO and ZEPRO tail lifts.

Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.

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