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         the combined businesses to offer cus-
         tomers a comprehensive range of rig-
         ging accessories. Evert van Beuzekom,
         Vice President Sales and Procurement
         at  the  Van  Beest  Group  comments:
         “Load Solutions is an industry leader
         with an innovative product portfolio
         that will support our growth strat-
         egy. The new combination ensures our
         customers can expect more of the in-
         novative, premium-quality products
         that they have become used to. We are
         proud to welcome the Load Solutions
         employees to the Van Beest team and
         are excited about growing our busi-
         ness together”.
           For more information about Load
         Solutions  and  Tycan,  please  visit
         www.tycan.com.
           For more information about the Van
         Beest Group,  please visit  www.van-
         beest.com.

         LGH Acquires JDN’s UK
         Hire Division
           Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has acquired
         the  Aberdeen,  Scotland-based hire  di-
         vision  of  JD  Neuhaus  (JDN)  Ltd.,  a
         manufacturer of hoists and crane sys-
         tems for extreme environments.
           JDN,  headquartered  in  Germany,
         will retain its other UK divisions, in-
         cluding  sales  and repair,  and will  re-
         main an LGH supplier.  The  value of
         the transaction was not disclosed.
           The landmark acquisition, which
         comes less than a year after LGH re-
         launched in the UK after a 10-year sab-  Steve Walker, managing director of JD Neuhaus (left); and Colin Naylor, managing director of
         batical, further enhances the company’s   Lifting Gear Hire.
         already  substantial  fleet  of  JDN  prod-  we  hope  will  embrace a  wider  range   durability in such applications.”
         ucts, principally  air  operated hoists.   of high quality, complementary equip-  Ian Parkinson, Group Chairman, add-
         LGH will now be able to offer air hoists   ment in due course.”       ed: “JDN’s relationship with LGH goes
         up to 100t capacity plus accessories.  Naylor said that the acquisition pre-  back decades, and that has helped  us
           The Dyce facility will become LGH’s   sented a two-fold opportunity to, firstly,   quickly conclude a deal which benefits
         third UK site, alongside Atherton, Man-  meet with the company’s objectives to   both parties. For LGH it’s a strong indi-
         chester; and Rainham, London. In ad-  have a presence in Scotland; and, sec-  cator to the market that we will contin-
         dition to infrastructure, the purchase   ondly, to immediately expand the prod-  ue to invest in our rental fleet, to cement
         includes four JDN employees who will   uct  portfolio  available  to  existing  and   our position as the leading provider of
         be supported by existing LGH personnel   prospective customers. While the top   rental lifting equipment in the western
         and trained on the company’s software   end of the air hoist capacity range dou-  hemisphere. We welcome Aberdeen as
         and processes. In the short term, no ad-  bles to 100t, this acquisition sees a huge   LGH’s 3rd location in the UK, ninth in
         ditional recruitments are planned.  increase in the volume of units now held   Europe,  and  the 30th world-wide.  We
           Colin  Naylor,  Managing Director   by LGH, from 1t to 60t, ensuring LGH   look forward to continue working with
         of  LGH,  said:  “This  acquisition  will   assumes a position as the largest pro-  JDN and other high-quality brands.”
         strengthen  and deepen our  product   vider of air operated hoists in Europe if
         portfolio, especially in the hoisting cat-  not the World. A wide variety of motors  DLM to the rescue
         egory.  Our  relationship  with  JDN as   and air trolleys will also be available   A large  outdoor  climbing  company
         a supply partner spans over three de-  across the full range of capacities.  based  in the north of England  ap-
         cades and their equipment and service   He added: “JDN’s mantra, ‘engineered   proached DLM  wanting  a custom  de-
         has always been excellent. This acqui-  for extremes’, goes some way to describ-  sign product for mountain rescue op-
         sition is in line with our growth strate-  ing the demanding industries that con-  erations.
         gy and we welcome our new and trans-  sume these air hoists. There is a natural   The Quad Pod which  was  delivered
         ferring employees in Aberdeen. We also   appeal in adding to our specialist equip-  to the firm earlier this month consisted
         look forward to extending a warm wel-  ment range and representing a product   of an aluminium metal frame with four
         come to customers old and new whom   that is renowned for its reliability and   legs in the shape of a pyramid with
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