The launch means Hiab offers two ASCs within the M25 (the other being Hydraulic Fleet Solutions of Park Royal, west London).
The latest venture in Croydon forms part of ambitious plans to open service centres in all key locations across the UK with further expansion plans to be revealed in the coming months.
Paul McCabe, service manager UK & Ireland, said: “This is about developing a healthy balance between direct and indirect support from Hiab to our customer network. We want to open service locations in all key areas but that is not something that we can do alone. By developing key partnerships like HFS, we can speed up our growth and it also brings countless benefits to the companies we partner with. It’s a win-win situation.
“In just over a 100-mile radius, we have four ASCs but there’s still work to do in the London area and southern part of the country. It’s great to see one of our partners expanding their operations in this way and we would encourage other partners to do the same.”
In addition to access to genuine Hiab parts, support for partners comes in many forms including compliance, auditing, training and marketing.
Ian Mitchell, director of sales and service, UK & Ireland, added: “One of the best ways of protecting your investment in Hiab equipment is to have it looked after by a Hiab-trained engineer.
“We will continue to work with HFS, and other strategic partners, to grow the Hiab footprint so that customers can gain access to service engineers in the shortest possible time to minimise any downtime and keep companies operational.”