The KLUBB company, which designs and manufactures the KLUBB aerial lifts, announces the acquisition of EGI located near Charleville-Mézières in the Est of France. EGI employs 50 people in two niche markets: aerial lifts for firefighting and insulated platforms to work on high-voltage lines (18 to 65 m working heights).
EGI generates most of its turnover abroad. Its products are used in areas difficult to access in Qatar, China or Chile to clean insulators high voltage lines for example. EGI has unique know-how that is recognized around the world.
« This acquisition will enable us to rapidly develop an offer of high voltage insulated platforms, which are in great demand in many international markets. We will be able to position ourselves in countries where we are not yet present and gain export market share. « stresses Julien Bourrellis president of Klubb.
The 12,000 m² factory is located on 7 hectares in the Ardennes and will allow the group to increase its annual production capacity.
« We are also pleased to announce that on this site we will continue to manufacture firefighting platforms on vehicles. EGI has established itself as a major player in this market and we are proud to ensure the continuity of this activity. Adds Bourrellis.
Nacelle Assistance and Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, will maintain and repair all EGI’s products. All the technicians are being trained on the specifics of the various models in order to be able to carry out any necessary repair or maintenance work.