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Hiab's business roots go back to the 1940s, when the Swedish ski industrialist Erik Sundin (1900-1975) came up with the idea of using a truck's engine power to lift loads.
In 1940, he created the first lifting mechanism, called the Hiab 190 (this manipulator is still in production, but in a more modern version).
In 1944, Erik Sundin founds Hydrauliska Industri AB (Hiab) in the north of Sweden, in Hudiksvall.
Soon, mass production of load-lifting mechanisms installed on trucks begins here.
In 1985, a new milestone opens in the history of Hiab - the company is part of the Partek corporation, which at that time was actively buying up manufacturers of lifting equipment.
In 2000, Partek acquires Zeteco Group (including Zepro and Waltco), Moffett and Princeton Piggyback®.
A few years later, in 2004, all these companies were merged into Hiab's lifting equipment division.
But first there was a change in the main owner: in 2002, the Kone Corporation absorbs Partek and decides to combine its five main areas into one, giving them the name of the most valuable of the brands - Hiab.
Together with the Kalmar division, the Hiab group became part of Kone Cargotec (a division of the Kone Corporation). Soon they are joined by a newcomer - the company MacGregor.
Hiab is one of the world's leading manufacturers of lifting equipment.
In its industry, it owns more than a fifth of the market.
Products with the Hiab brand are represented in almost 100 countries around the world.
More than half of sales are in European countries, which is understandable - the company is historically associated with industrial enterprises in Finland and Sweden.
The company is now part of the Cargotec Corporation, which also includes Kalmar and MacGregor.
Under the Hiab brand, the entire Cargotec lifting direction is united - tail lifts (Waltco, Zepro, AMA, etc.), interchangeable body systems (Multilift), mobile forklifts (Pringeton Piggyback®, Moffett), loader cranes (Hiab), forestry cranes and manipulators for waste disposal (Loglift and Jonsered).