Hiab Celebrates 100,000th Truck-Mounted Forklift

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has reached a milestone by producing its 100,000th truck-mounted forklift in Dundalk, Ireland.

Hiab Celebrates 100,000th Truck-Mounted Forklift

Hudiksvall, Sweden- Hydrauliska Industri AB (Hiab)., a manufacturer of loader cranes, demountable container handlers, forestry cranes, truck-mounted forklifts, and tail lifts, is a part of Cargotec Corporation., has reached a significant milestone with the production of its 100,000th truck-mounted forklift at its Dundalk, Ireland, facility. Designed for quick dismounting and operation within 60 seconds, these forklifts have been a game-changer since Kooi introduced the first model in 1967. MOFFETT, who began their own line in 1986, incorporated Kooi in 2004. Hiab now produces forklifts under the MOFFETT brand, available in 40 countries, and the PRINCETON brand in the US. Since 2021, both brands have also been assembled in Streetsboro, Ohio.

Mr. Jon Lopez, Senior Vice President, Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab, said “Hiab is the world’s leading provider of truck mounted forklifts with over 25,000 units sold in the last five years. A big thank you to customers, all partners and employees who make this possible.”

Mr. Jann Hansen, Vice President, Sales & Product Management, Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab, said “Our truck mounted forklifts are being used to keep everyday life moving in over 40 countries around the globe. There is a truck mounted forklift for almost any application with our line-up of more than 30 different models, ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 tonnes.”

Hiab has introduced an all-electric lineup of emission-free truck-mounted forklifts, matching their diesel counterparts. These electric models offer lower total ownership costs and reduced service expenses due to fewer moving parts.

Mr. Kevin Turnbull, R&D Director, Truck Mounted Forklifts, said, “We have made significant investments in R&D as we develop our portfolio, in particular, our MOFFETT eSeries of all-electric models. Our focus is on safety, sustainability, productivity and lowering the total cost of ownership. In the future, new models will benefit from improvements to our advanced control systems and connected services.”

Hiab's truck-mounted forklifts excel in navigating tight spaces and uneven surfaces, making them ideal for distributing building supplies, beverages, and gas canisters. Their versatility extends to defense and poultry farming operations, among other applications.