Liebherr acquire concrete pump manufacturer
Waitzinger concrete pumps complete the Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH product range
THE Liebherr Group have completed their product range in the concrete technology sector following the recent acquisition of concrete pump manufacturers Waitzinger Baumaschinen GmbH, based in Neu-Ulm, Germany.
The relevant contracts were signed on 19 October 2012 by the managing directors of Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH, of Bad Schussenried, Germany, and Waitzinger Baumaschinen GmbH.
Founded in 1991 and today employing nearly 60 staff, Waitzinger specialize in the development and production of truck-mounted concrete pumps, trailer concrete pumps and truckmixer concrete pumps.
The acquisition of Waitzinger has afforded Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH the status of full-range supplier in the concrete technology sector. These products will now also be distributed via Liebherr’s international sales and service organization.
Commenting on the acquisition, a spokesperson for Liebherr said: ‘This is the perfect complement to Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH’s product range, which to date has focused on mobile and stationary mixing plants, as well as truckmixers and conveyor belts for truckmixers.’
Liebherr say their goal now is to expand the concrete pump product range and further improve its international competitive position in the concrete technology sector.
For Waitzinger’s Neu-Ulm site and its employees, the deal offers opportunities for growth and secures prospects for the future.