Hüffermann Krandienst has acquired the northern German crane and heavy transport provider Thömen Kranarbeiten und Schwertransporte .
Thömen is based in Hamburg, with branches in Brunsbüttel, Leipzig and Potsdam and operates a fleet of telescopic mobile and lattice crawler cranes up to 800 tonnes. Details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Stephanie Thömen-Steinfeld and Lars Thömen will manage the company together with Daniel Janssen, a 12 year Hüffermann veteran who has been responsible for integrating previous Hüffermann acquisitions Frankfurt based Eisele and Velsycon and ADW
The key aim of this latest acquisition is to strengthen the company’s presence in the north and east of the country. Managing partner Daniel Janssen said: "With this acquisition, we can expand our range of services in northern and eastern Germany and further develop our expertise, especially in the wind power and process industries. The companies are an excellent fit and complement and strengthen each other. An exciting win-win situation for everyone.”
"At Hüffermann, we have a strong focus on machines from renowned manufacturers with state of the art technology, and this will soon be reflected at Thömen. We will invest in the renewal of the fleet and, in connection with this, obtain a new dynamic on the market and for sales. In the crane sector Liebherr plays an important role for us. For the haulage fleet, concrete talks are already being held with MAN and Mercedes."
Stephanie Thömen-Steinfeld and Lars Thömen added: "For the further development of our group of companies we were looking for a partner who shares the same ideas, visions and values. We have found this in the Hüffermann Group. We are convinced that together we will be able to act even more efficiently on the market and that new perspectives will arise. We are now opening a new chapter together and look forward to shaping it together."
Established in 1913, Hüffermann is based in Wildeshausen, north western Germany and runs a large fleet of mobile and crawler cranes with capacities up to 1,000 tonnes alongside a fleet of truck mounted platforms, scissor lifts and boom lifts, as well as a fleet of heavy transport and haulage vehicles in all totalling more than 1,100 units. In addition to the expansion programme the company has been investing heavily in new cranes, ordering 150 new tower cranes last year - likely to increase to 200 by the end of the year -and a number of large cranes, including 450 tonne LTM 1450-8.1, and 700 tonne LTM 1650-8.1, All Terrains, along with 750 tonne LR 1750/2 and 1,000 tonne LR 11000s. The Hüffermann group fleet now numbers around 1,100 items, including cranes, trucks and some specialist rental equipment.