MV Commercial and Hiab strike deal for 100 truck-mounted cranes

A deal worth more than £5 million has been agreed between Hiab UK and Ireland and MV Commercial for the delivery of 100 light, medium and heavy-duty truck-mounted cranes.

The units will be delivered to the specialist crane lorry provider throughout 2021-2022.

Steven Cairns, MD of MV Commercial, said, “This deal is testament to the excellent working relationship we have with the team at Hiab and will grow our industry leading position and expand our fleet with high-quality equipment ready to meet our customers’ needs. MV Commercial has one of the UK’s best fleets of ready to go specialist crane units with annual specialist truck supply in the hundreds of units, so it is vital for our business model that we maintain a good level of high-quality equipment.”

Ian Mitchell, MD of Hiab UK and Ireland, added, “Working closely with MV Commercial to develop a strategic partnership has been instrumental in our UK-wide growth plans. I expect there will be greater interest in the rental sector for truck mounted cranes as businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, so we’re proud to be partnering with one the UK’s leading leasing companies to give businesses greater.

“The cranes are equipped with the telematics system HiConnect which enables users to track crane performance, helping to reduce downtime and make significant cost savings. Our service network will give MV Commercial and their customers fast, effective reliable service and maintenance through the entire equipment lifecycle. This is a significant deal for Hiab which includes installation for 60 units and will generate an ongoing pipeline of work for us from parts, service and repairs for up to ten years.”