Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Aertssen plans Michielsens take over

Aertssen Group is set to acquire crane rental company Michielsens.

With the takeover, Aertssen Group plans to take advantage of both companies' strengths to reinforce its market position as a heavy lift contractor and as a crane rental company for all customer segments.

The Belgium-based company says the deal will add a number of depots to its network, which will benefit the geographical distribution of its crane fleet.

"The acquisition of Michielsens is an important strategic step and underscores the healthy ambitions of our family business for growth, both in Belgium and internationally," says Greg Aertssen, ceo of Aertssen Group. "The idea is for Michielsens to be run as an independent business unit within Aertssen Group with retention of the current employees and its own identity and customers, which complement those of Aertssen."

The takeover is expected to be in place by mid-February 2018, once the standard legal procedure has been completed.

 

www.aertssen.be

www.michielsens.be

Heavy Lift | News

Lunar lander touches down thumbnail image

Lunar lander touches down

March 20 - Mammoet’s crane services team in Louisiana, USA, recently completed the successful transport and lift of a lunar lander at the Infinity Science Center in Mississippi.
Views: 327
Cometto makes trailer deliveries thumbnail image

Cometto makes trailer deliveries

March 19 - Cometto has delivered a 216-tonne payload capacity SYT 4/2 shipyard transporter to Italy’s Fincantieri.
Views: 546
Sarens updates STCS tool thumbnail image

Sarens updates STCS tool

March 15 - Sarens has released an updated version of its SPMT stability calculation tool, designed to evaluate static and dynamic axle loading and tipping angles, as well as ground bearing pressures and trailer bending.
Views: 839
ESTA and SC&RA find common ground in Texas thumbnail image

ESTA and SC&RA find common ground in Texas

March 15 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes - ESTA - is looking across the Atlantic to learn from the experiences of abnormal load and heavy transport organisations in the USA.
Views: 739

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.