“Tough market conditions and reduction in market demand has prompted us to act swiftly and improve the economics of our distribution and service network in the UK,” says Leppanen. “We have tradtionally been working as highly independent teams. By combining teams and focusing on a common customer base, we are creating an organisation which can offer our customers more complete solutions and technical support. “

Hiab Ltd, based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, is an importer and distributor of HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT forestry cranes, JONSERED recycling cranes and MULTILIFT demountable systems.

The Moffett Ltd office and service workshop in Coventry will be retained and the service activities from there will be extended.

“This development is part of the global “On The Move” programme which will create more efficient country and regional organisations around the world. Ultimately the UK will have one trading company, Cargotec Ltd, with centralised support functions and better and more integrated sales organisations for Hiab, Kalmar and McGregor products” says Ismo Leppanen, MD Hiab Ltd.