Hiab Benelux expands Dutch dealer and service network

27 april 2021 7:19 AM

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has acquired the sales, installation and service activities of the Netherlands largest Hiab dealer, Damen Hydrauliek. All of Damen’s three sites in the southern part of the Netherlands were transferred to Hiab on 1 April 2021. 

“The take over strengthens our direct sales model for the Dutch market and secures continuity for our customers who were previously excellently served by Damen. We will invest in our new sites to create a better service offering and customer experience,” says Ignace van Stekelenburg, Director Sales & Service, Benelux, Hiab. 


From left: Ignace von Stekelenburg (Hiab), Fred Schroef (Damen), Henk Talsma (Hiab)

Damen started as a dealer in 1979 with Hiab in its portfolio and has been key to Hiab’s success in the southern part of the Netherlands with sales offices and workshops in Best, Venray and Elsloo. Damen has been key to service Hiab equipment with ProCare service & maintenance contracts in the region. Sadly, the founder Wim Damen passed away in 2020, but the current Managing Director Mr Fred Schroef will support a successful integration, after which he will retire.  

“Hiab’s goal is to integrate our equipment and service offering as one proposition, securing uptime and a delivering seamless service experience. This acquisition strengthens our sales presence and service workshops in the Netherlands, making it easier for customers to do business with Hiab throughout the equipment lifetime”, says Michael Bruninx, Senior Vice President Services, Hiab.

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Further information:

Igance van Stekelenburg, Director Sales & Service Benelux,  Hiab,  ignace.van.stekelenburg@hiab.com

Michael Bruninx, Senior Vice President Services, Hiab, +31 522 25 38 31, michael.bruninx@hiab.com 

Nils Gjerstad, Senior Communication Manager, Hiab, m: +46 706 005 288, nils.gjerstad@hiab.com

About Hiab 

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab’s around 3,400 employees worldwide work passionately for Hiab to be the number one partner and preferred load handling solution provider to its customers. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling. 

 Hiab's class-leading load handling equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab ProCare™ service, the award-winning HiVision™ crane operating system, or the HiConnect™ platform demonstrate Hiab’s constant drive to provide intelligent services and smart solutions that add value to its customers. www.hiab.com 

 Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion, and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com