CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 10 JUNE 2016 AT 2.30 PM EEST
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has won the KWF-Vision award at the KWF exhibition in Rodin, Germany, where LOGLIFT and JONSERED are showing their latest forestry crane innovations. The KWF jury says "HiVisionTM is an innovative form of a crane control. The safety and comfort are remarkable and are complemented by a precise control system and good visibility. The novel camera-based 3D technologies provide important steps for improved functionality, ergonomics and safety, pioneering new ideas in crane control in the forest".
Photo source: KWF. From left: Chairman of the KWF Robert Morigl, Product Technican, Hiab Hermann Lambertz, Product Business Manager, LOGLIFT JONSERED Jukka Soini, Marketing Manager, Hiab Joachim Neuber, Vice President, Forestry Jon Lopez & Vice-Chairman of the KWF, Johannes Röhl.
HiVisionTM was first launched in April 2016 in connection to the Bauma exhibition in Munich, where approximately 3,000 visitors tested the system. HiVisionTM is a revolutionary and unique system in the industry with cameras on top of the forestry crane. This enables the crane operator to see the working area and operate the crane from the truck cabin using virtual reality goggles.
"We in LOGLIFT and JONSERED are extremely proud of this innovation award, which is the forest business "Oscar Prize". We were sure during the project phase that HiVision(TM) will shape the future of load handling. Our customers have shown huge interest towards this revolutionary technology. HiVision(TM) increases the safety, comfort and performance of our customers' daily work and this is key when we develop our products," says Jon Lopez, Vice President, Forestry Cranes.
"On my behalf I want to thank the dedicated Forestry and Hiab R&D teams. This award proves what a pioneering mindset our people have, and what kind of results it brings. We will continue innovating and set new industry standards. HiVision(TM), among our other innovations, demonstrates our leadership in intelligent load handling," says Roland Sundén, President, Hiab.
HiVisionTM is presented at KWF exhibition in Rodin, Germany on 9-12 June, on stand A2-150 and Forexpo in Bordeaux, France, 15-17 June. The possibility to pre-book LOGLIFT and JONSERED cranes with a HiVisionTM has been opened at the KWF exhibition. The order books will be opened 1 October 2016 and the first HiVisionTM crane will be delivered in January 2017.
For more information, please contact:
Jon Lopez, Vice President, Forestry Cranes, tel. +48 795 562 272, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna-Kaisa Talvensaari, Senior Communications Manager, Hiab; tel. +358 40 758 1572, email@example.com
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment. Customer satisfaction is the first priority for us. Around 2,800 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. www.hiab.com
Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com