Rubble Master has acquired the Northern Ireland based Maximus Crushing and Screening.
Founded in 2004 and employing 120 people, Maximus complements the existing range of Rubble Master products. For Rubble Master customers, the acquisition translates into the availability of a full line of crushing, recycling and screening products.
“This investment allows us to improve our product offering globally, and specifically for the United States and Canadian markets,” said Gerald Hanisch, president and owner of Rubble Master.
The venture is already generating product developments and growth. A result of the joint engineering and production capacities are the all-new RM HS3500M and RM HS5000M compact tracked scalping screens, which allow contractors to process a multitude of materials such as excavated construction and demolition waste, asphalt slabs and millings, topsoil, mulch and gravel.
“This now opens up synergies in many areas. We will benefit from shared suppliers and economies of scale,” said Günther Weissenberger, chief financial officer for Rubble Master. “In an increasingly competitive market Rubble Master has prepared itself to provide world class answers to future challenges and solidify its leading position among global crushing and screening manufacturers.”
Hanisch created Rubble Master more than 25 years ago. In 1992, the Austrian company presented the first compact crusher for the recycling of leftover bricks, asphalt, concrete and other debris.
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In 1997 new manufacturing breakthroughs led to exports accounting for more than 97 per cent of business. Now, the company is currently represented by more than 80 dealers in more than 110 countries on all seven continents.
Following the acquisition, both brands will continue to exist. The Maximus employees in Northern Ireland, the management team, manufacturing locations and the sales and service network will remain intact.
“We are convinced this partnership is a great opportunity for both companies to meet the future challenges of the market,” Hanisch said.