Liftal Hijstechniek will acquire Damen Hoisting and from 1 October the company will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology.

For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, while for Damen a choice to stay with its core business.

Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory, located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial, and civil engineering industries.

“First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved,’’ said Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers,

“Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area,” added Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal.

“In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News