JLG Industries has completed its acquisition of Hinowa, extending its product portfolio.
Founded in 1987 in Nogara, Italy, Hinowa became well-known in the industry for its innovative track designs and as an early adopter and leader in the advancement of lithium ion battery technology in mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
Hinowa’s 200+ team members and two facilities, a manufacturing facility and parts facility, are now part of the Oshkosh Corporation Access segment, and the Hinowa brand will be retained on its well-respected line of track-based aerial work platforms, mini dumpers, forklifts and undercarriages products.
JLG-branded compact crawler booms, which Hinowa has produced since 2010 and include electric-, hybrid- and diesel-powered models, will continue to be offered.
“The acquisition was about growing the company and growing our capabilities,” says Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh executive vice president and JLG president. “JLG and Hinowa are both strong brands. Joining forces allows us to unlock more potential globally. This is a very positive time for the business, and we are excited to welcome the Hinowa team to the JLG family.”