Mammoet loses ALE brand following takeover

Mammoet has dropped the name ALE Heavy Lift following its takeover of the third-largest heavy lift company in the world. Effective January 8th, the business will be completely incorporated and operate under the Mammoet brand.

Over the coming months, a fully developed integration plan will be rolled out that will focus on bringing the two organizations together, Mammoet states.

The Dutch heavy lift giant announced its intention to buy ALE Heavy Lift last summer. With the added business and assets, Mammoet is now in a league of its own when it comes to sheer size. The company has almost double the lift capacity of Belgian runner-up Sarens. With over 140 offices worldwide, the global coverage of the combined business is also unparalleled.

Michael Birch, who until now was a member of ALE’s executive board of management, has been appointed as the new Chief Commercial Officer of Mammoet and will join the company’s executive board which consists of Paul van Gelder as CEO, Kees Voormolen as CFO, Jan Kleijn as COO and Ivonne Verlinde as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Commenting of the completion of the takeover, Mammoet’s CEO Paul van Gelder said: “We are looking forward to working together with our new colleagues all over the world and establishing long term relationships with our customers, existing and new. We will put all our efforts into supporting them with their activities aimed at enhancing cities, businesses and communities that are all part of the transition to a more sustainable future. As their goals increase in size and complexity, we must reshape ourselves to support them while keeping our primary focus on safety.”

Lift capacity

With the acquisition, Mammoet has added a total of 2,295,623 tonne-metres in lift capacity to its fleet, according to figures of IC 50, which ranks crane operators based on the total maximum load moment rating measured in tonne-metres.

With a previous capacity of 2,850,000 tonne-metres, Mammoet already had the largest fleet in the world. But with its combined fleet of over 5,200,000 tonne-metres, the company has now become the undisputed leader for many years to come. Runner-up Sarens has only half of that, with a fleet totalling 2,771,436 tonne-metres in lift capacity.

According to Mammoet, its size will “significantly enhance scalability, innovation capabilities and efficient mobilization, like no one else in the industry.” Mammoet is also the only global heavy lifting and transport business with a large R&D facility run independently from its operational activities, allowing it to innovate for the long term in close collaboration with customers. the company says.

It’s not clear how much Mammoet has paid for ALE as the parties have not disclosed any details of the acquisition.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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