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|We start this year in a flurry of acquisition activity, with reports of significant purchases in the UK, Europe, the United States and Australia.
Ironically, this comes in the wake of our Year in Review report last week which noted a slowing of acquisition activity in 2018. Part of the reason for the slow-down was that there is lots of integration work happening around the world as a result of previous buy-outs. The major purchases recently have been aimed at broadening markets rather than merely adding volume. It seems the major players are tired of competing in a limited field and realise they can earn more by chasing fresh prospects and offering more services to existing customers.
Why the sudden rush of M&A activity? Maybe it's just co-incidence - or maybe it's a sign of what lies ahead.
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|Australasian news returning soon Australasia News|
We have taken a break from our Australasian coverage. Our dedicated regional section will resume on January 24.
In the meanwhile, we hope those readers still on holiday ...
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|Briggs buys Hiremech|
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs Equipment has acquired Hiremech, an independent dealer based in North London.
Under the deal, Hiremech will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs and will continue to trade ...
|Riwal acquires AH-Lift ApS|
NETHERLANDS Riwal started 2019 with a new acquisition, Danish rental company AH-Lift ApS.
The Dutch aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist made the acquisition at end of 2018. ...
|MLA expands through acquisitions|
AUSTRALIA MLA Holdings, a leading Australian forklift company, has expanded into the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast region of New South Wales with the purchase of two long-established forklift businesses. ...
|Movers and shakers|
HARTING Technology Group, CFTS, MonarchFx
|Getting to know Jonas Tornerefelt|
SWEDEN UniCarriers Europe (UCE), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext, recently appointed Jonas Tornerefelt as executive vice president sales & marketing. The Swede shares some thoughts with Forkliftaction News:
FLA: Prior ...
|Crosby acquires Straightpoint|
UNITED STATES The Crosby Group, a US-based lifting, rigging and materials handling hardware company, has completed the acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a leading manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. ...
|STILL adds Israeli distributor|
GERMANY STILL has appointed a new distributor in Israel, Eagle Forklifts and Logistics Ltd. in Tel-Aviv, to consolidate its position in the Near and Middle East region. The appointment means STILL ...
|Linde Roadster gets fuel cell|
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has added a new power option to its Roadster, the first forklift to eliminate the A-pillar.
Markus Weinberger, international product manager - energy solutions at Linde ...
|Modulift lifts Viking boats|
UNITED KINGDOM A modular spreader frame comprising Modulift beams is being used to lift handcrafted boats during filming of the History Channel’s Vikings historical drama series in County Wicklow, Ireland. The elaborate ...
|Forklifts used in Paris protest|
FRANCE A French government minister had to be evacuated last week when protesters smashed through the main gate of the ministry in Paris using a forklift truck during the latest "yellow ...
|VESHAI is looking for global partners|
Veshai Handling Equipment Co., a leading designer and manufacturer of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, is expanding their dealer network - Contact us for more information.
Veshai provides a comprehensive range of electric lifting and materials handling equipment, i stackers, pallet trucks, lift tables, tractors, dock equipment and all sorts of industrial products, we are now promoting special equipment such as portable floor crane and adding some more features onto it for handling glass, concrete panel, paper roll and all kinds of drums. All designed to be easy to use and service.
Veshai is seeking partners from all over the world to establish a long term co-operation.
If you have any queries about Veshai, or their extensive range of products, please contact us today.
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|Tailift Material Handling Taiwan Co., Ltd.|
Tailift Taiwan has been designing and manufacturing forklifts for 30+ years, offering reliable, competitive products globally. Tailift is also a proud OEM manufacturer for numerous well-known brands. Tailift Taiwan's products include internal combustion engine and electric forklifts, class 3 pallet trucks and stackers, and VNA trucks.
The Tailift Group owns two manufacturing locations in Taiwan and China (Qingdao), and a sales and distribution center in California, U.S.A. The Tailift Group has entered a joint venture with Toyota Industries Group in 2015.
If you are interested in an opportunity to partner with a leading manufacturer with over 30 years experience, CONTACT US!
Johnson Hsu, Tailift Material Handling: +886 49 2263 8008 email website ShopFront