Hiab acquires Dutch dealer

Hiab has acquired the sales, installation and service activities of Damen Hydrauliek - its largest dealer in the Netherlands - along with its three locations in Best, Elsloo and Venray.

Founded in 1979 by Wim Damen, who sadly past away last year, Damen specialises in the sale, construction, repair and maintenance of loader cranes, hooklifts, truck mounted forklifts and a range of hydraulic devices. As well as Hiab it also represents Parker, Sunfab, Bakker and Kinshofer. The integration will be supported by the company’s managing director, Fred Schroef, after which he is set to retire.
(L-R) Ignace von Stekelenburg of Hiab with Fred Schroef of Damen and Henk Talsma of Hiab

Hiab sales and service director Benelux- Ignace van Stekelenburg said: “The takeover strengthens our direct sales model for the Dutch market and secures continuity for our customers who were previously excellently served by Damen. We will invest in our new sites to create a better service offering and customer experience.”

Michael Bruninx, Hiab senior vice president of services, added: “Hiab’s goal is to integrate our equipment and service offering as one proposition, securing uptime and a delivering seamless service experience. This acquisition strengthens our sales presence and service workshops in the Netherlands, making it easier for customers to do business with Hiab throughout the equipment lifetime.”


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