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Manut-LM joins the Piab group

Piab Lifting Automation acquires Manut-LM, the French leader in lifting tube handling

Published on 25 January 2022 - admin

Acquisition of Manut-LM by Piab

The Piab Lifting Automation division has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Manut-LM, the French leader in lifting tube handling. Piab Lifting Automation will considerably strengthen its presence on the French market with this acquisition.

Manut-LM is a French manufacturer of lifting equipment with nearly 40 years of experience, focused mainly on lifting tubes. This long experience as a manufacturer, combined with a new production facility built less than two years ago, will be a significant addition to the production capabilities of the Piab Lifting Automation division. Manut-LM has a range of products dedicated to the wood industry that can be deployed at all TAWI distributors.

Objective: to develop the activity

Manut-LM will contribute significantly to Piab Lifting Automation’s turnover and make France the largest market in Europe for the division. The manager and owner of Manut-LM, Mr. Eric Gruau will continue to assume his functions while taking the responsibility of TAWI Levalair France. The ambition is to merge the two sales teams and promote both brands on the French market. Manut-LM’s export customers will continue to be managed by Mr. Arnaud Wrede at Manut-LM.

Thomas Bräutigam, President of Piab Lifting Automation: “I am delighted to welcome a great company, a great brand and great products to our division. Becoming the leader in a growing market that is among the largest in Europe is a fantastic opportunity.”

The main objective of this acquisition is to grow the business in France and in well identified export markets. The increased market reach in France will strengthen Piab’s presence and broaden TAWI’s product portfolio in key business areas.

A word from Eric Gruau

Eric Gruau, Director and Owner of Manut-LM: “The association of the French leader in lifting tubes and the most developed international brand on the market with an even broader product portfolio is an opportunity I don’t want to miss. I am convinced that this will secure the future of our employees and our business.”

We want to make it clear to our customers that business continuity is paramount to us. The combination of our business activities and product lines will not impact the quality of service you know today.

If you have any questions, please contact our teams!

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    Manut-LM is proud to be the #1 French Manufacturer of Vacuum Tube Lifting Solutions!

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    Since its creation in 1987, Manut-LM offers top-quality innovative solutions

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    All Manut-LM products are made to measure to fit our clients needs

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