MV Commercial boosts stock with 100 Hiab loader cranes

George Barrow
March 2, 2021

MV Commercial has committed to buying 100 new specialist cranes from Hiab UK and Ireland. The deal will see the Airdrie-based business add light, medium and heavy-duty loader cranes to its stock of specialist cranes for sale or hire as they arrive throughout 2021 and 2022.

Demand for high-specification truck-mounted cranes is increasing, which is why the £5m deal will help MV Commercial support businesses looking to invest in new machinery as they recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.

Already one of the largest suppliers of crane trucks in the UK, MV Commercial expects the deal to cement their standing in the market with all 100 loader cranes equipped with Hiab’s HiConnect telematics system to improve productivity.

Steven Cairns, MV Commercial MD, said: "This deal is testament to the excellent working relationship we have with the team at Hiab. 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 ready to meet our customers’ needs. This deal will grow our industry-leading position and expand our fleet with high-quality equipment.”

"Partnering with Hiab allows us to offer our customers top end premium equipment that we can all rely on, and the service support packages give our customers extra peace of mind wherever they are in the UK,” Cairns added.

Commenting on the deal, Ian Mitchell, Sales & Services Director for Hiab UK and Ireland, said: "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 of the UK’s leading leasing companies to give businesses greater choice.”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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