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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 ...
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Audi, Daimler, Renault, Hyundai, and Wrightbus confirmed to speak
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Over 400 exhibitors expected at IMHX 2019
More than 400 companies anticipated to exhibit at IMHX 2019 as supply chain issues look set to top the post-Brexit agenda.
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The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride
Using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to Make Forklifts Safer
MHEDA Announces 2019 MVP & MVS Awards
Audi, Daimler, Renault, Hyundai, and Wrightbus confirmed to speak
Over 400 exhibitors expected at IMHX 2019
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