Road Transport Expo to host UK final of Hiab World Crane Championship this summer

Road Transport Expo is delighted to be hosting the UK final of the Hiab World Crane Championship 2022 (WCC) on Saturday 2 July. Designed to celebrate the expertise of the world’s top crane operators, the popular event sees contestants from the UK compete at local level, before the UK winner heads off to the global final at the IAA Transportation fair in Hanover on 24-25 September. Using a custom-built track for 2022, operators will demonstrate their skills and precision at maximum speed around eight obstacles arranged in a set sequence.

The operator with the shortest time needed – including any penalties – wins the UK competition and will represent Hiab UK at global level in Germany. The world final will challenge the best crane drivers from around the world to go head-to-head where the winner receives a prize worth up to EUR25,000. Attendees at the Road Transport Expo are also invited to meet the experts where during the three days of the show Hiab will exhibit its range – including Hiab Loader Cranes, MULTILIFT, MOFFETT, DEL and ZEPRO equipment – plus you can try out Hiab’s sustainable offerings such as the MOFFETT e-series in its demonstration ring. 

Ian Mitchell, Hiab UK and Ireland’s director of sales & service, said: “The Hiab UK team is looking forward to attending the Road Transport Expo and it’s great to be able to welcome back the WCC. “We are once again expecting to see an exciting event where the best of the best competes for legendary status! We want to find the UK’s finest operator to represent us on the global stage.

“If you think you have what it takes then please register to attend.”

To join in the action, Road Transport Expo visitors can head over to the outside Cranes & Materials Handling Zone to see live demonstrations and practice heats taking place on Thursday and Friday, with the live final taking place on Saturday 2 July.

  • The Road Transport Expo takes place from 30 June to 2 July at NAEC Stoneleigh.

    It is completely free to attend and combines a vast exhibition of more than 125 manufacturers and businesses, alongside two stages of seminar talks and presentations. Book your free ticket here!