Liebherr is selling part of its French tower crane rental business to Hexagone Services.
The deal will include all of the tower crane rental operation in the Ile-de-France (Greater Paris)/ Northern France region. Hexagone Services is a subsidiary of Liebherr tower crane’s Dutch dealer Van der Spek. It was established in 2000 and is based in Torcy on the eastern fringes of Paris from where it already runs an extensive all Liebherr tower crane fleet.
Liebherr has operated a tower crane rental fleet in France for many years, and now extends to several hundred units, a significant number of them located in the Ile-de-France/ Northern France region. The French business, Liebherr-Grues à Tour, is based in Fontenay-Trésigny, to the east of Paris, and also offers sales and technical support for all of the manufacturer’s tower cranes. It now becomes the National Technical Centre for Liebherr Tower Cranes in France, responsible for sale and support of tower cranes throughout France, while continuing to run the tower crane rental business in the other parts of the country.
The transaction is due to complete on September 1st 2021.
Erik Van Audenrode, managing director of Van Der Spek said: “In the 20 years since the business was formed, Hexagone has seen its reputation as a tower crane rental company grow. We consider this expansion of our rental fleet as a healthy and constructive development of our activities in France.”
Liebherr-Grues à Tour managing director Christophe Zimmermann added: “This synergy between Liebherr and Hexagone as a logical outcome after many years of positive collaboration and an opportunity for us to focus more on the sale of tower cranes and the development of a Premium service. The satisfaction of our customers remains our primary objective”.
Liebherr Biberach’s Marco Guariglia said: “France has always been very important to Liebherr. With this step we will further strengthen our partners in the rental business and expand our market position.”