The Manitou group, a world leader in all terrain material handling, including specialised telehandlers with attachments for mining applications, has announced the acquisition of Terex Equipment Pte Ltd (TEPL) based in Greater Noida, India. This acquisition, from Terex Corporation, will be finalised over the 2017 first semester.
Founded in 2003, TEPL is specialised in the design, manufacture and distribution of construction equipment, mostly backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders and achieved a €30 million revenue in 2016, mostly in southern Asia. Manitou Group says it has reinforced its ambitions for the handling market in India and, on a broader level, in Asia and emerging countries. The group will be able to rely on a company already well-established in India and supported by a structured dealerships’ network and a solid service organisation. “This acquisition will thus enable the Manitou group to respond to local markets thanks to a qualitative industrial tool.”
Michel Denis, President & CEO of Manitou Group, declares: “This acquisition perfectly fits our strategy to reinforce our presence on emerging markets. TEPL has a solid dealer network which we will continue to further develop. TEPL produces high-quality products with a very efficient spare parts and service organisation, and will be a strong industrial base for Manitou Group to develop new product ranges for Asia and emerging countries.”