Morbark has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Denis Cimaf, a forestry attachment manufacturer based in Roxton Falls, Quebec.
Founded by Laurent Denis and his wife Monique Vaillancourt in 1998, Denis Cimaf specializes in the development of high-performance brush cutter and mulcher attachments for excavators, skid steers, forestry tractors, graders and other types of heavy equipment.
The company manufactures four main lines of products: the DAH series, industrial mulcher attachments for excavators; the DAF series of attachments for skid steers; the DTN series of industrial brush cutters and mowers; and the EWF series of dedicated hydraulic power packs.
“Denis Cimaf’s line of attachments are complementary to our current tree care and industrial product lines. In fact, Denis Cimaf mulcher heads have been an available option on our Rayco carriers for many years,” said Dave Herr, chief executive officer of Morbark.
“The company’s patented mulcher head design has enabled them to become the mulcher head attachment of choice among intensive vegetation control, land clearing, roadside transmission lines, pipeline maintenance, and forest fire prevention contractors.”
The purchase of Denis Cimaf is the second deal of its kind made by Morbark, since it was acquired by Stellex Capital Management in 2016.
Morbark also acquired Rayco Manufacturing in October 2017, which added a lineup of stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers and crawler trucks. The purchase of Denis Cimaf is another step in the company’s strategic focus on broadening the range of tree care and industrial equipment.
Benjamin-Pierre and Simon Denis, sons of Denis Cimaf’s founders will continue to lead the company to develop new products and help improve the existing product lines.
“The Denis Cimaf team and I are extremely excited to be joining the Morbark family,” said Benjamin Denis, the newly appointed general manager of the company.
“Denis Cimaf is a fantastic business with committed and passionate associates, a great track record and enormous global potential. Being part of the Morbark family will enable us to continue to grow the business farther and faster.”
Morbark will operate Denis Cimaf as a new division maintaining its brand identity. As well, Denis Cimaf’s experienced management team will continue to manage its operations. Teams from each company will work together to determine how to be more efficient and leverage each other’s strengths.
“The companies have a common entrepreneurial heritage and culture, and this is a great fit with immense potential for growth,” Herr said. “We are anxious to get started.”