Mazzella acquires John Sakach

US overhead crane manufacturer and rigging supplier Mazzella has acquired John Sakach Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

John Sakach Company traces its roots back to 1958, but has been retailing rigging equipment, wire rope and slings since 1986, whilst also providing rigging inspection and training services across the greater St. Louis region. Brands represented include Crosby, Gunnebo, Harrington, Briden-Bekaert, WireCo, Slingmax, Enerpac and Samson.
Some of the key brands represented by John Sakach

Effective immediately the acquired business will operate as Mazzella John Sakach Co. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Chief executive Tony Mazzella said: “John Sakach Company is recognised as a leader within the rigging industry because of their strong partnerships with their vendors, their dedication to educating the industry, and their commitment to the highest quality and safety standards. We are both committed to offering the highest quality and variety of products, excellent service, and leadership in education and training within the industry.”

Terry Driscoll, president of John Sakach added: “With decades of family tradition in the rigging and lifting industry, it is only fitting that we partner with Mazzella. We are excited to join a team dedicated to constant improvement within the industry and look forward to continuing the Mazzella family legacy in the Midwest.”

Mazzella manufactures overhead cranes, but also supplies rigging products and services from more than 30 locations across North America, with around 1,000 employees. It claims to be the largest independently owned company in the overhead lifting and rigging industries.