Multi-million crane deal for MV Commercial02 March 2021

MV Commercial has secured a significant contract for 100 new truck-mounted loader cranes as part of a multi-million-pound deal with Hiab UK and Ireland.

The huge deal, worth more than £5 million, points to a growing hire market for high specification truck-mounted cranes, as businesses begin to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit transition.

The order includes light, medium and heavy-duty loader cranes, and will be delivered over the next year.

All 100 loader cranes will be equipped with Hiab’s HiConnect telematics system, with 60% of the cranes contracted to be installed at Hiab’s installation sites in the UK.

Steven Cairns, managing director of MV Commercial, said: "This deal is testament to the excellent working relationship we have with the team at Hiab. MV Commercial has one of the UK’s best fleets of ready-to-go specialist crane units with annual specialist truck supply in the hundreds of units, so it is vital for our business model that we maintain a good level of high-quality equipment ready to meet our customers’ needs. This deal will grow our industry-leading position and expand our fleet with high-quality equipment.”

He added: "Partnering with Hiab allows us to offer our customers top end premium equipment that we can all rely on, and the service support packages give our customers extra peace of mind wherever they are in the UK.”

Commenting on the deal, Ian Mitchell, sales & services director for Hiab UK and Ireland, said: "Working closely with MV Commercial to develop a strategic partnership has been instrumental in our UK-wide growth plans. I expect there will be greater interest in the rental sector for truck-mounted cranes as businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, so we’re proud to be partnering with one of the UK’s leading leasing companies to give businesses greater choice.”

MV Commercial is based in Scotland.

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