Ausa acquired by Oshkosh Corporation

Ausa equipment parked outside of its headquarters

Oshkosh Corporation, the parent company of JLG and Hinowa, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ausa.

Established in 1956, Ausa is a privately held company and manufacturer of wheeled dumpers, rough terrain forklifts and telehandlers for the construction, material handling, agriculture, landscape and specialty equipment industries. Upon closing, Ausa will become part of the Oshkosh Access segment. 

“Ausa’s history of producing high-quality, purpose-built equipment aligns with our Innovate. Serve. Advance. strategy, allowing us to broaden our product offerings in both current and adjacent markets,” said John Pfeifer, Oshkosh Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to welcoming the Ausa team into the Oshkosh family.”

Ausa products will enhance the JLG telehandlers, as well as Hinowa tracked dumpers and forklifts to strengthen the Access segment’s portfolio of equipment. Ausa and Oshkosh began working together through a partner agreement in 2020, with Ausa manufacturing the JLG-branded SkyTrak 3013 compact telehandler.

“We are excited to join forces with a proven partner like Ausa,” said Mahesh Narang, Executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation and president of the Access segment. “Combining our advanced technology capabilities and robust training, support and service infrastructures will allow us to better serve customers and enable targeted growth.”

Ausa was founded in 1956 in Barcelona, Spain. In 2023, the company reported sales of about EU$132 million. The company employs nearly 350 team members and its machines are sold through 600 dealers.  Ausa operates in 90 countries and has subsidiaries in Madrid, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and China.

“We constantly pursue excellence in our products, services and business,” said Ramon Carbonell, Ausa’s Chief Executive Officer. “A deeper relationship with Oshkosh will expand the reach of our products, which is an objective our companies share.”

The acquisition supports the Oshkosh accelerated growth strategy. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close within 90 days.

Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs about 17,000 team members worldwide. Its products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh Defense, McNeilus, IMT, Jerr-Dan, Frontline Communications, Oshkosh Airport Products, Oshkosh AeroTech and Pratt Miller.