BrandSafway acquires Gerüstbau Muehlhan GmbH

By Lindsey Anderson05 October 2021

In a move to expand its scaffolding and access capabilities in Germany, BrandSafway has acquired Gerüstbau Muehlhan GmbH. Gerüstbau Muehlhan, formerly owned by Muehlhan AG, is a full-service scaffolding provider that offers scaffold design, installation and dismantling services for customers in various end markets.

Gerüstbau Muehlhan provided scaffolding for the maintenance, painting and repair of the Griep naval floating crane in Hamburg.

“Gerüstbau Muehlhan is a great addition to our company,” says Gabriel McCabe, president of the International Division at BrandSafway. “Gerüstbau Muehlhan’s proven expertise and emphasis on excellence in customer service, together with its strong reputation in safety, will further strengthen our market position in Germany. It is also a step toward diversifying and expanding into other end markets in the commercial, renewable energy and shipbuilding sectors.”

Gerüstbau Muehlhan has been a scaffolding solutions provider for 45 years and has has three locations in Northern Germany: Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Brunsbüttel.

BrandSafway has been operating in Germany since 2012, under the name Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services. With headquarters in Ratingen, Western Germany, and numerous locations on customer jobsites, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services has experienced dynamic growth and serves customers in various industrial end markets, especially in the chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, food, and steel market sectors.

Hünnebeck GmbH, another BrandSafway company with headquarters in Germany, provides innovative formwork and shoring solutions for construction projects in many European markets. Additionally, Hünnebeck offers a broad range of project-related rental services and safety solutions for construction sites.

“Both Gerüstbau Muehlhan’s and BrandSafway’s customers will benefit from this acquisition,” says Martin Hemberger, vice president of Forming & Shoring International at BrandSafway. “Together, we can offer an even wider range of customised and highly efficient scaffolding services to an enlarged customer base.”

“We are very pleased that we are now part of BrandSafway,” says Malte Herrmann, one of two managing directors at Gerüstbau Muehlhan. “This acquisition opens up very attractive opportunities for our customers and employees.”

“While we bring our expertise and know-how to BrandSafway, our customers and employees alike can benefit from the global capabilities and resources that BrandSafway offers,” adds Gunnar Freier, the other managing director at Gerüstbau Muehlhan.

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