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Hiab Trade Press Release

Hiab receives large order for loader cranes in France



Hiab, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 300 HIAB loader cranes with HiConnect™ and installations from Chausson Matériaux in France. The order value for 150 cranes was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 order intake while 150 cranes were booked in Q1.

Chausson Matériaux is a family business, managed by Pierre-Georges Chausson, with 5,800 employees. The builders merchant offers structural, framing and roofing, plastering, insulation materials as well as tiling and flooring. At the beginning of 2021, Chausson Matériaux acquired Bois & Matériaux including the Réseau Pro brand, and now has close to 480 sales outlets throughout France.

All of the loader cranes ordered are in the mid-capacity range with the advanced HIAB HiPro remote control. The majority of the models in the order are HIAB X-HiPro 192 and HIAB X-HiPro 232 with Semi-Automatic Folding (SAF), but it also includes HIAB X-HiPro 262/302/352. All of the cranes are to be installed on Mercedes trucks and almost half will be used to renew the Réseau Pro fleet.

“The HIAB cranes’ features have a significant impact on productivity and provide more services to our customers, not to forget the operators' satisfaction,” says Pierre-Georges Chausson, CEO. He also emphasises that: “Customers demand that we deliver materials as close as possible to their construction site, the more powerful the crane, the better we can meet their requirements. The right equipment allows us to make a real difference compared to our competitors.”

“Hiab with one our prefered partners Sérignac in Toulouse have proudly supplied loader cranes to Chausson Matériaux for several years and we are grateful that they continue to be loyal to us and our technology. Our HIAB X-HiPro loader cranes offer ease of use as well as high speed performance and reliability in delivering both high cost and heavy items,” says Vincent Dutériez, Director, Sales & Services, France, Hiab.

Further information:

Vincent Dutériez, Director, Sales & Services France, Hiab, m: + 33 6 30 81 17 25,

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

About Hiab
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab’s around 3,400 employees worldwide work passionately for Hiab to be the number one partner and preferred load handling solution provider to its customers. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling.

Hiab's class-leading load handling equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab ProCare™ service, the award-winning HiVision™ crane operating system, or the HiConnect™ platform demonstrate Hiab’s constant drive to provide intelligent services and smart solutions that add value to its customers.

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion, and it employs around 11,500 people.


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