All Mergers & acquisitions Articles

Hertz buys rental company in Hawaii
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) has acquired one of Hawaii’s biggest rental companies, Western Machinery. Western was founded in 1985 and operates on three Hawaiian islands; Oahu, Hawaii and Maui.
Briggs buys United Rentals Monterrey location
Briggs International has acquired United Rentals’ rental location in Monterrey, Mexico, and will combine it with its Monterrey materials handling operation. Briggs is one of the largest forklift truck rental companies in Mexico and recently acquired Maquinaira Ligera Equinter, a materials handling dealer based in Mexico City.
UpRight to merge into Snorkel brand
At Bauma the owners of UpRight Powered Access will announce that the UpRight name will be merged into the Snorkel brand, creating a single manufacturer of aerial work platforms. In the future, the company will market all products under the Snorkel banner only.
Harsco expands in Latin America
Harsco Infrastructure has acquired ESCO, a leading supplier of scaffolding and formwork services in Central America.
Altec buys US competitor Lift-All
Insulated boom and utility lift manufacturer Altec acquired Lift-All, a Fort Wayne, Indiana-based competitor, on 23 December. Altec, which said the acquisition included Lift-All’s products, manufacturing facilities and other assets, did not disclose the purchase price.
Bucher Hydraulics to acquire Command Controls
Bucher Hydraulics is looking to expand its presence in the US by acquiring Command Controls Corp. based in Elgin, IL.
IR deal gives Volvo telehandlers
Volvo Construction Equipment's proposed acquisition of Ingersoll Rand's road building division for $1.3 billion will boost the company's rental business in the united States and Canada, and give it a range of North American–style telehandlers.
Skyjack to move into telehandlers
Skyjack has agreed to buy Canadian telehandler manufacturer CareLift Equipment Ltd., based in Breslau, Ontario. Skyjack said the Carelift products complement its own scissor and boom lifts well, allowing it to offer a fuller range of machines to rental companies.
Made in heaven? Murray Pollok talks to Frank Scarborough
The acquisition of Snorkel by the UK's Tanfield Group – also owner of UpRight Powered Access – will have a major impact on the Kansas manufacturer. Frank Scarborough tells Murray Pollok that the change is for the good.
Genie buys Texas refurb company
Waco, TX-based Phoenix Equipment, a company that specializes in refurbishing aerial work platform equipment, has been acquired by Genie Industries. The manufacturer said the purchase is “key to Genie's strategy of continuing growth and delivering value-added services for customers.”
Step change: Jerry Rossiter looks at aerial platform evolution
Jerry Rossiter has been involved in the aerial platform industry for more than 30 years. Here, he looks back at the major steps in the evolution of the market, and looks forward with optimism.
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