Gleeson Truck Bodies partners with Hiab

Gleeson Truck Bodies, Thurles, County Tipperary, one of Ireland’s most established truck body manufacturers has been announced as an official partner of Hiab, as sales and service provider for the global leader in heavy lifting equipment.

Gleeson will already be a familiar name to many transport companies around the country having grown from a small agricultural equipment provider in 1968 to become a cutting-edge manufacturer of construction bodies for commercial vehicles. Its five decades of market experience have now been recognised by Hiab, the world leading provider of materials handling on trucks and trailers etc.

The family run company will continue its growth as it becomes a leading Hiab sales and service provider in Ireland, and Gleeson’s will be showcasing this new partnership at the National Ploughing Championships, taking place 19th to 21st September in Ratheniska, County Laois.

Gleeson’s stand will be packed with the latest in Hiab’s product offerings including Multilift and the brand-new Hiab iX 158 HIDUO crane which is set to hit the market later this month. The crane is designed to be lighter and stronger than previous generations of Hiab loader cranes and promises customers improved safety, cost efficiency, and performance reliability.

Commenting on the plans ahead, PJ Gleeson, owner, said: “We already have a very strong reputation here in Ireland having been in operation for 54 years. The partnership with Hiab will help take us to the next level, which is being well known nationally. Hiab is the biggest crane and heavy lifting operator in the world, their products are the best of the best. Customers across Ireland buy them because of the Hiab name. Partnering with Hiab is the perfect fit: we have an established name here in Ireland, and they are known globally so this is the best of both worlds.”

John Carnall, Vice President and Managing Director of Hiab UK & Ireland added: “Gleeson Truck Bodies is a valued partner, and we look forward to working with them to expand our service offering in the Republic of Ireland. This is yet another step forward for our ambitious plans to continue growing our authorised service centre and dealerships in both the UK and Ireland. We will continue to work closely with Gleeson, and other strategic partners, to grow the Hiab footprint so that customers can benefit from local access to our products and service engineers.”