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Ground Force, TowHaul expand their Australia market reach with FMS agreement

Ground Force Worldwide has announced a new partnership with Field Mining Services Group (FMS) out of Australia, with FMS set to become the official preferred distributor and service provider for all Ground Force and TowHaul products and services across the country.

Ground Force, in September 2022, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets and operations of TowHaul Corporation.

Both Ground Force and TowHaul currently have products in Australia and look forward to offering increased parts and service levels as well as growing OEM sales, they say.

Ground Force is known for, among other things, providing solutions for fuel delivery, water distribution, cable handling, road maintenance or material hauling. TowHaul, meanwhile, has an expanded range of lowboy trailers and haul truck towing equipment, capable of moving tracked and wheeled machines like dozers, shovels, graders and excavators.

Ground Force/TowHaul President, Luke Stavros, said: “Partnering with an established mining company was essential for us, and FMS Group’s ability to both sell and service Ground Force and TowHaul products will mean our Australian customers receive the high standard of service we aim for.”

FMS Group identified this partnership as a unique opportunity to diversify and offer clients a full suite of mining support equipment. Not only can all Ground Force and TowHaul products be ordered through FMS Group, but the growing company will also service and maintain the equipment, the companies say.

FMS Group Director, Jason Holt, said: “At FMS Group we have the capacity to service all equipment with our team of qualified diesel fitters and tradespeople, so customers will have a local point of contact to purchase these products and spare parts and have the reassurance of a quick and easy repair and maintenance service on standby.”

Ground Force acquires metal extraction support equipment company TowHaul

Ground Force Worldwide, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets and operations of TowHaul Corporation.

Located in Belgrade, Montana, USA, TowHaul has been designing and manufacturing heavy-duty, off-road specialty metal extraction support equipment, including its signature front- and rear-loading lowboy trailers, for over 40 years.

With customers in more than 70 countries, Ground Force calls itself a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty material handling vehicles that support the extraction of metals, with its current product portfolio including fuel and lube trucks, water trucks, dump bodies and rock spreaders.

“It is an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to combine two world-class brands, TowHaul and Ground Force, leverage their unique strengths and capabilities and deliver a comprehensive suite of products and services to our shared customers,” Luke Stavros, President, Ground Force & TowHaul, said. “We expect TowHaul and Ground Force to strongly complement each other in the marketplace, and jointly execute on a number of synergistic growth opportunities.”

TowHaul will be marketed and distributed under the Ground Force portfolio going forward.