Chausson Matériaux buys 200 Hiab loader cranes

12 December 2013

Loader crane manufacturer Hiab has won a contract to supply 200 units to Chausson Matériaux, a building materials supplier based in Toulouse in the south of France.

They will be five medium-capacity models from the XS range, all with the HiPro operating system and Combidrive remote control. The HiPro operating system allows up to seven functions to operate at once.

Chausson Matériaux will equip its 80 recently acquired new dealers with Hiabs. Existing Hiab equipment will be upgraded in the 320-strong dealer network. The total fleet of 400 Hiab cranes will increase to 550 on completion of this latest order.

Carrosserie Serignac, Hiab dealer in Toulouse, has had a business partnership with Chausson Matériaux for 60 years, Hiab said. The dealer gives the trucks a strengthened sub-frame and lightweight bodywork to increase payload by up to 250 kg. “Chausson Matériaux has very specific requirements from their delivery vehicles, so we have created specialised solutions just for them,” said Thibaut Serignac, Carrosserie Serignac managing director. “Our long relationship with our customer means that we have a detailed knowledge of their needs, so we can provide a seamless support service.”

Deliveries will be complete by early 2015.

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