Axel Johnson International Strengthens its Rental Offerings within Lifting Solutions in the UK, Acquires Lifting Gear & Safety

Lifting Gear & Safety

Axel Johnson International’s business group Lifting Solutions strengthens its presence in the British lifting market through the acquisition of Lifting Gear & Safety, a specialist lifting equipment and marine safety solutions provider with focus on equipment hire and product sales.

“At Lifting Solutions, we aim to be in the forefront in the lifting market but also to find the best sustainable solutions. We want to drive the sustainability transformation in our industry. Our vision is to set the standard for a more sustainable future, and part of that is to develop more circular business models. We believe that rental is one corner stone in our future growth with increased focus on sustainable customer offers. Lifting Gear and Safety is a perfect opportunity to further expand our offering within the lifting rental market in the UK”, says Ralf Wiberg, Managing Director, Lifting Solutions.

Lifting Gear and Safety is a highly reputable provider of specialist lifting equipment and marine safety solutions, offering equipment for hire as well as product sales and service solutions such as testing, training, and certification. Lifting Gear and Safety was founded in 2009 and has 9 strategically located depots across UK. Their success and strong growth has been generated by their solid market knowledge, close proximity to their customers as well as their skilled and professional staff.

“We are looking forward to working closely with Lifting Solutions”, says Brian Curtin, Founding Director of Lifting Gear and Safety Limited. “I see an opportunity to strengthen Lifting Gear & Safety and together we will have an excellent platform to grow our rental service operations”.

“Lifting Gear and Safety has a well-established brand throughout UK with highly dedicated co-workers. Together with our current operations in the British market, we believe Lifting Gear & Safety will contribute significantly to our group and that our joint geographical footprint will allow us to target larger national accounts.” concludes Claes Fredlund, Regional Director, Lifting Solutions.

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