CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 24 APRIL 2012 AT 3 P.M. (EEST)
In 2000, Cargotec invited the famous Dutch artist, Herman Brood, to paint a Hiab loader crane at the RAI exhibition. At this year's RAI exhibition, on April 20th, the same crane - a Hiab 102 - was auctioned to support the independent humanitarian organisation, War Child.
"The Herman Brood Hiab 102 is going home to the city where it was once created; Amsterdam. We could not have wished for a better location for this crane and a whopping 11,750 euros will be transferred to War Child," says Paulo Cardoso, Marketing Manager Cargotec Netherlands.
Afvalservice West, a department of the city of Amsterdam, outbid all others during the vibrant auction live at the exhibition in the RAI centre. Afvalservice West worked in close cooperation with the department for culture of the city of Amsterdam and the intention is to have the crane available for display at the Amsterdam City museum (Stedelijk Museum).
The multi-talented musician, artist and painter Herman Brood, who is no longer with us, was one of the most well-known residents of Amsterdam. Brood's daughter, Lola Brood, who was present during the auction, said, "It has always been my father's wish to have his work on display in one of Amsterdam's finest museums, now it appears to have become a reality."
"Our goal to have a positive influence on humanity and community has certainly been met. A piece of art will be available for the public to enjoy and we are sure that War Child will put this money to good use. And let's not forget the efforts made by Troostwijk Auctions, whose contribution has definitely helped in achieving this outcome," says Paulo Cardoso.
For further information, please contact:
Paulo Cardoso, Marketing Manager, Cargotec Netherlands B.V., tel: +31 522 277 211 or +31 6 533 84 063
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