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World Crane Championship 2018

ANDREAS ÖHMAN - WORLD CRANE CHAMPION 2018!

Among 15 finalists, Andreas Öhman won the championship final with a time of 2:32:89, Jani Väisänen from Finland came in second place with a time of 2:38:95, and Tim Hansen from Denmark came in third place with a time of 2:33:18 after winning the bronze final.

"I was very nervous during the competition, I had a high heart rate during the whole time, but now it feels so good," Andreas Öhman commented after the race. "The WCC competition was very well arranged and a lot of fun -  you meet people from all over the world!" said Mr. Öhman.

Andreas will return home with the title of World Crane Champion, a EUR 5,000 travel cheque and a EUR 20,000 voucher to purchase of a new HIAB loader crane. Lotta Sjöberg, the global marketing manager of HIAB Loader Cranes, congratulated Öhman on the championship title.

The first-ever World Crane Championship in 2015, sponsored and organised by Hiab, launched a new tradition in the industry, giving crane operators from around the world the chance to showcase their skills and measure their abilities against those of their peers. This year, the finalists came from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom and Slovenia.

Joakim Andersson, the Senior Vice President of Hiab Cranes, commented: "I want to warmly congratulate Andreas Öhman for the win and all the finalists for a great competition. Andreas put up a stunning show at the World Crane Championships. The national qualifiers leading up the finals were truly amazing, with hundreds of professional crane drivers taking part. We at Hiab are thrilled to have hosted this event for the third time, where the industry's best drivers have proven that they really have what it takes. We look forward to the next championship final at the IAA 2020 exhibition in Hannover!"

AUSTRIA

FINALIST

Andreas Madlener

Madlener Bau GmbH

Winning time: 03:12 minutes

ITALY

FINALIST

Michael Graf

Niederstätter

Winning time: 03:22 minutes

FRANCE

FINALIST

Alexis Miranda

Transport Mirande

Winning time: 03:19 minutes

SLOVENIA

FINALIST

Peter Rac

Megras

Winning time: 02:50 minutes

DENMARK

FINALIST

Tim S. Hansen

Tim S. Hansen ApS

Winning time: 02:25 minutes

NETHERLAND

FINALIST

Guido Beaujean

G.M. Beaujean Beheer BV

Winning time: 02.26:34 minutes

GERMANY

FINALIST

James Wolfgram

NpU Transport GmbH

Winning time: 02:41 minutes

BELGIUM

FINALIST

Jozef Verkercke

Jovetrans 

Winning time: 02:43 minutes

FINLAND

FINALIST

Jani Väisänen

Isalmi

Winning time: 02:52 minutes

SWEDEN

FINALIST

Andreas Öhman

Gansta Åkeri AB

Winning time: 02:13 minutes

POLAND

FINALIST

Jacek Gibowski

PGK Koszalin

Winning time: 04:39 minutes

SPAIN

FINALIST

Juan López Fernández

Grúas y Transportes Juan López

Winning time: 03:53 minutes

UNITED KINGDOM

FINALIST

Trevor Tack

Agetur UK

Winning time: 03:00 minutes

ISRAEL

FINALIST

Adib Torgman

Building material Torgman & Sons

Winning time: 05:04 minutes

NORWAY

FINALIST

Fredrik Kjørstad

Kjørstad Transport AS

Winning time: 01:50 minutes

If you have any problems or enquiries, please feel free to contact us:

Lotta Sjöberg

Marketing Manager, Hiab Services & New Business Solutions

Tove Gunnarsson

Marketing Manager, Hiab Forestry Cranes

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