Dutch international heavy lift and transport group Mammoet has completed the acquisition of competitor ALE and will begin a full integration of the ALE business into Mammoet.
The move follows the agreement of a deal in late July, see: ALE acquisition to proceed, following discussions which began last Spring.
The company said: “Over the coming months a fully developed integration plan will be rolled out that will focus on bringing the two organisations together while maintaining safe and world class service levels to our customers.”
The combined business will initially operate from 140 locations, including full branches and regional offices. The executive board of management of the merged company will include Michael Birch from the ALE board as chief commercial officer as well as Mammoet chief executive, Paul van Gelder, along with Kees Voormolen, chief financial officer, Jan Kleijn, chief operating officer, and Ivonne Verlinde, chief human resources officer.
Gelder said: “We are looking forward to working together with our new colleagues all over the world and establishing long term relationships with our customers, existing and new. We will put all our efforts into supporting them with their activities aimed at enhancing cities, businesses and communities that are all part of the transition to a more sustainable future. As their goals increase in size and complexity, we must reshape ourselves to support them while keeping our primary focus on safety. For that, we want to understand our clients’ business and challenges better than anyone else. Regardless of their size, industry or location. We will keep improving our services and support them to build smarter, safer and stronger across the world.”
“We feel a fundamental connection to these words. They express our desire to challenge conventional thinking, minimise risk and lead innovation in the industry. Which is why we have chosen to take them on board in our new brand proposition. Together, we are smarter, safer, stronger.”