Hiab, part of Cargotec, will supply ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), the Spanish state railway infrastructure manager, with 37 HIAB loading cranes equipped with the connected HiConnect ™ service. The units are being delivered as part of a tender to replace old loading cranes and were won by Prosutec and Air Rail in February 2021. According to the company, the transaction value of EUR 1.7 million was booked in the first quarter of 2021.

The cranes to be delivered are a rail-specific variant of the HIAB X-Rail 192, which is based on the medium-range HIAB X-HiPro 192 and the light series HIAB X-HiDuo 118 with specific modifications for use in railway maintenance. They are installed on trolleys to maintain the railways. Mainly materials such as rails and sleepers are lifted and unloaded either with hooks or grippers.

Manufactured in Hiab’s multi-assembly facility in Zaragoza, Spain, the cranes are the first in a full line of loader cranes for the rail segment.

About Hiab

Hiab is the world’s leading provider of load handling equipment for road traffic, intelligent services and intelligent and connected solutions. Hiab’s 3,400 employees worldwide work passionately to ensure that Hiab is the number one partner and preferred provider of load handling solutions for its customers. As an industry pioneer and with a proud 75-year history, Hiab aims to inspire and shape the future of intelligent cargo handling.

Hiab’s first-class loaders include HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forest and recycling cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck forklifts, MULTILIFT ski loaders and hook lifts as well as ZEPRO, DEL and lifting platforms WALTCO. The Hiab ProCare ™ service, the award-winning HiVision ™ crane operating system or the HiConnect ™ platform demonstrate Hiab’s constant endeavor to provide intelligent services and intelligent solutions that offer customers added value.

Hiab is part of the Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec achieved sales of around 3.3 billion euros in 2020 and employs around 11,500 people.