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Hiab completes acquisition of Effer

November 6, 2018  By Hiab

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has completed the acquisition of Effer S.p.A. from CTE Group. Signing of the transaction was announced on 31 July 2018. For Hiab as the global leader in on-road load handling solutions, this acquisition means a significant advancement in its ambition to be leader in cranes and preferred partner for its customers. 

Effer, headquartered in Minerbio, Italy, and with approximately 400 employees, is a renowned premium knuckle-boom crane manufacturer. Effer’s product range includes truck loader cranes, special application truck cranes, and marine cranes, with particular recognition for heavy cranes >100 tm capacity. Distribution is managed through a network of more than 100 dealers covering around 60 countries globally. 

The addition of Effer will mean a further strengthening of Hiab’s development and innovation competence, an enhanced total cranes portfolio, increased coverage from widely complementary sales and distribution networks, and leverage Hiab’s service competence. These combined assets shall translate to continued brand and business growth and further improved experience for both brand’s customers.

Effer will continue to operate under its recognized brand and identity, and through its established dealer and distribution partner network. Effer will be part of Hiab’s global cranes organization, with Lorenzo Cipriani continuing as managing director Effer, reporting to Joakim Andersson, senior vice-president of cranes, Hiab. 


“I am incredibly proud today to welcome Effer and its employees as part of the Hiab family. Bringing our two proud histories, strong brands and unique competence together will make Hiab and Effer stronger and able to even better serve our customers,” said Andersson. “With Effer becoming part of Hiab, two organizations with strong cultures and committed employees come together. We will make sure to nurture our unique strengths, the combined talent and unlock our growth potential.”

“It is in both of our companies’ DNA to innovate and now to truly lead this industry. I have no doubt, that combining our strengths will soon create tangible value to customers, partners, our people and combined business,” Scott Phillips, new president of Hiab added.

“We are really proud to be part of Hiab. This represents a great opportunity for Effer to bring our passion, professionalism, and our solutions to truly global scale and success,” Cipriani said.

The financial result of Effer S.p.A. will be consolidated in Hiab business area financials as part of Cargotec from November 2018.

About Hiab 
Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab’s more than 4,000 employees worldwide work passionately for Hiab to be the number one partner and preferred load handling solution provider to its customers. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling. 

Hiab’s class-leading load handling equipment includes Hiab, Effer and Argos loader cranes, Loglift and Jonsered forestry and recycling cranes, Moffett and Princeton truck mounted forklifts, Multilift skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under the Zepro, DEL, and Waltco brands. Hiab ProCare service, the award-winning HiVision crane operating system, or the HiConnect platform demonstrate Hiab’s constant drive to provide intelligent services and smart solutions that add value to its customers. 

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people. 

About Effer 
Effer is a globally renowned manufacturer of truck-mounted loader and marine cranes, with lifting capacities from 3 to 300 tm. For over 50 years, Effer’s mission has been to create high-quality products that provide outstanding performance for demanding tasks that give maximum value to lifting experts around the world. Headquartered in Minerbio (BO), Italy, Effer relies on the passion and expertise of its approx. 400 employees. All of Effer’s cranes are designed, developed, manufactured and tested at its own facilities in Italy, and made available all over the world through its partners network. Learn more 
Effer is part of Hiab, the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to be the preferred partner and solution provider to its customers and shape the future of intelligent load handling. Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. 

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