Hiab, part of Cargotec, has won an extensive order to supply loader cranes to Travis Perkins plc.
Hiab will supply TP with five models of folding loader crane, ranging from 4-ton to 14-ton cranes, together with a service and maintenance package.
Hiab was awarded the contract because it was able to offer the building materials supplier a comprehensive package of bespoke technical solutions that were previously unavailable to the group.
“The Hiab product is one of the most innovative and advanced on the market today,” said Graham Bellman, Travis Perkins’ director of fleet – service. “Plus, their safety systems are industry-leading, and an ideal fit for our business because of the nature of our deliveries to both domestic and industrial premises.”
Hiab’s digital technology is delivering real-time information from the crane, giving data on uptime and operational cycles, and also provides live information to the crane operator showing data such as the actual time the crane has been moving, and how many lifts it has made, together with maintenance diagnostic indicators.
Safety features such as Power Line Logic, which prevents the crane touching overhead power cables, and the Operator Protection System, which creates a virtual safety cage around the operator to prevent accidental injury, are some of the features that Travis Perkins specified.
Travis Perkins and Hiab have worked together for over 20 years, with Hiab supplying truck mounted forklift trucks, tail lifts, and terminal tractors to the group during this time.