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BrandSafway takes German scaffolder

Scaffold, mastclimber, hoist and industrial services group BrandSafway - owner of Lyndon SGB, Hydro Mobile mast climbers and Hünnebeck scaffold - has acquired German scaffold company Gerüstbau Muehlhan, in a move intended to expand its scaffolding and access operations in the German market.

Gerüstbau Muehlhan specialises in advanced scaffolding solutions, operating from locations in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Brunsbüttel, northern Germany. The business is expected to be a good fit alongside the group’s existing Hünnebeck scaffold and formwork operations in the country.

Gabriel McCabe, president of BrandSafway’s International division, said: “Gerüstbau Muehlhan is a great addition to our company. Its 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."

Martin Hemberger, vice president of forming & shoring international, added: “Both Gerüstbau Muehlhan’s and BrandSafway’s customers will benefit from this acquisition. Together, we can offer an even wider range of customized and highly efficient scaffolding services to an enlarged customer base.”

Malte Herrmann, one of two managing directors at Gerüstbau Muehlhan, said: “We are very pleased that we are now part of BrandSafway. This acquisition opens up very attractive opportunities for our customers and employees.” Co-managing director Gunnar Freier added: “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.”
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