The crane and hoist industry is concerned with both the floor-mounted and, more importantly, overhead transportation of loads within a three-dimensional work area. Cranes and related lifting equipment are an essential part of many production and assembly halls, ports, mines and railroad stations. Handling (components) are primarily used at the assembly site when ergonomic lifting solutions are required for the virtually weightless lifting of (individual) loads.
Although there are some very large global suppliers active in the segments mentioned above, the area of small to medium-sized companies and suppliers with a regional focus is still highly fragmented. As these companies are facing increasingly strong competition from East and Southeast Asia, they are likely to face greater pressure to consolidate in the future, to be able to position themselves strategically and effectively. However, many companies lack a coherent internationalization strategy.
In cooperation with Aquin’s Senior Advisor Wolfgang Schorre, who has more than 40 years of industry expertise and leadership experience, we are able to jointly develop concepts to ensure a successful M&A process on both the sell and buy side.