Haider Transporte buys Palfingers

By Euan Youdale02 December 2008

A Palfinger PK 100002, Performance belonging to Haider Transporte, carries out a lift in Austria

A Palfinger PK 100002, Performance belonging to Haider Transporte, carries out a lift in Austria

Vienna-based Haider Transporte has ordered five loader cranes from Austrian manufacturer Palfinger and plans to continue its expansion through the economic downturn.

The first crane, a PK 100002 Performance, was being assembled at the time of writing in early December. The remaining four: a PK 29002 Performance, a PK 23002 Performance, a PK 18002 Performance and a PK 12001 EH High Performance, are due for production by the second quarter of 2009, said Palfinger. Haider Transporte uses Palfinger cranes exclusively and has 30 models, with load moment ratings from 9 to 150 tonne-metres.

"Over the course of running my business, there have always been good and so-called less good times. And yet it's always been during economically difficult phases that we've been able to take the lead over our competitors. Not getting overconfident during the boom times and always remaining dedicated to client concerns - that's been our motto and the basis for our uninterrupted business, even in the face of downward economic trends," Franz Haider commented.

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