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Press Release Hiab Sustainability

Record order for electric MOFFETTs in Germany



Hiab, part of Cargotec, has received a record order for electric MOFFETTs in Germany. The Behrens Gruppe, a dealer and logistics company for wood and building materials, has ordered all-electric MOFFETT E4 truck mounted forklifts together with ProCare service contracts for five years for a value of EUR 4.5 million. In addition, Knettenbrech & Gurdulic, one of Germany’s fastest growing waste and recycling companies, has ordered MULTILIFT demountables with installation for EUR 1.7 million. The equipment orders were booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2022 order intake and will be delivered during 2022 and 2023. 

“The Behrens Gruppe is electrifying their whole truck mounted forklift fleet to operate more sustainably. Hiab’s MOFFETT E4 truck mounted forklift provides emission free performance without compromising on productivity. They are also much more comfortable and safer for the operator as it is virtually silent with less vibrations than a diesel-powered truck,” says Cord Schipfmann, Team Leader MOFFETT, Hiab Germany.  

The Behrens Gruppe order includes both MOFFETT E4 25.3 NX and E4 25.4 NX models with a lifting capacity of 2,500 kilos. Launched in 2020, the E4 was the world's first 3-wheel drive electric truck mounted forklift that is now also available in a 4-wheel drive version. In 2021, the E4 won an IFOY AWARD, also known as the “Oscars of intralogistics”, in the category Special Vehicle.

Electric MOFFETTs are engineered with fewer moving parts than the diesel equivalents, which reduces service time and spare parts costs. The uptime is further increased with Hiab’s ProCare Total Repair & Maintenance contract. For a fixed monthly fee, Hiab will look after scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs to secure the equipment uptime, and original spare parts are included in the contract. 

Knettenbrech & Gurdulic has ordered a mixture of MULTILIFT Ultima hooklifts and  MULTILIFT Futura skiploaders, which are Hiab’s most technologically advanced in each product category. Ultima hooklifts and Futura skiploaders allow operators to handle waste and recycling materials with ease and offer industry-leading safety and efficiency features for even the toughest jobs.

Further information:

Cord Schipfmann, Team Leader MOFFETT, Sales & Services, Hiab Germany, m:  +49 171 954 56 54, 

Maximilian Thiele, Sales & Marketing Manager, Hiab Germany, 

Nils Gjerstad, Senior Communication Manager, Hiab, m: +46 706 005 288,

About Hiab 

Hiab is a leading provider of smart and sustainable load handling solutions. We are committed to delivering the best customer experience every day with the most engaged people and partners. Hiab's premium equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, JONSERED recycling cranes, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, GALFAB roll-off cable hoists, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL and WALTCO brands. As the industry pioneer, Hiab continues to make load handling smarter, safer and more sustainable to build a better tomorrow.

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people. 


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