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BMS and Jalo & Jalo form JV

Danish international crane and aerial lift rental company BMS has formed a Joint Venture with Finnish truck mounted lift rental company Jalo & Jalo.
The new jointly held company JaloBMS will target the growing demand for large truck mounted lifts from the mobile telecoms and wind turbine markets.

The venture does not involve any changes to the financial structure or ownership of either company. The joint venture will promote their combined fleet and services and can call on more than 100 truck mounted platforms with working heights from 30 to 104 metres, while offering customers a more extensive geographic coverage. The aim is to provide the wind power and mobile telephony markets with an international service that will be tough to compete with.

Sami Jalo will be the chief executive of the Joint Venture, while Jens Enggaard of BMS takes on the role of chairman. The new venture will initially focus on the Nordic region, covering Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland where the two partners already have a very strong presence with more than 40 locations between them.
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Jens Enggaard of BMS (L) with Sami Jalo of Jalo & Jalo following the final agreement

The company statement said: “The two companies will now merge their professional competencies and large fleet of platforms, including some of the world's largest aerial work platforms, with working heights of over 100 metres.”

“Our goal is, in the long run, to offer markets such as the Northern European telecoms sector with delivery reliability through our combined volume and expertise. We are also looking at clients working on high voltage powerlines and another important business areas. JaloBMS will initially focus on such markets in Scandinavia and Finland, where they already stand strong, but will also take on projects outside these countries.”
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A Jalo & Jalo truck mount

Based in Copenhagen, BMS was established in 1953 and runs a fleet of 600 cranes from 30 branches across Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, with a further 20 locations in countries outside of the Nordic region and a total of 1,600 employees.

Jalo & Jalo was established in Turku, Finland, in 1972 and runs the largest truck mounted platform fleet in the region, with 10 locations in Finland and Sweden with a fleet that includes large truck mounted lifts, underbridge inspection units and a modest fleet of self-propelled scissor and boom lifts.
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Some of the BMS truck mounted fleet

BMS chief executive Jens Enggaard said: "With our large fleet of truck mounted platforms, many locations, and Jalo & Jalo's more than 50 years of experience in this special industry, we achieve the best conditions to provide our customers with optimal service and, above all, delivery reliability. We aim to become the industry's preferred partner."

Jalo & Jalo chief executive Sami Jalo added: "We are excited about the opportunity to work closely with BMS. With their many locations, international network in combination with our large fleet and knowledge in the field, we will stand really strong together and be able to offer our customers a broader range of service."