The KILOUTOU group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the rental business of Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung, specialized in the rental of powered access machines and construction sites equipment in the Federal State of Hessen. This operation enables KILOUTOU Germany to take a strategic position to serve the city area of Frankfurt and develop its rental equipment ranges beyond its core powered access equipment.
Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung is a recognized player in the rental of aerial working platforms and construction sites equipment located in Giessen, nearby Frankfurt on the Main, in the heart of the strategic Federal State of Hessen. With its large branch ideally located and offering further expansion opportunities, the company and its team of 85 employees operates more than 2500 pieces of rental equipment, including 650 powered access machines up to 70 m, 100 excavators, and various construction sites tools and equipment that it provides to a customer portfolio made up of professionals from various industries, either through direct delivery or with a pick-up service at the local shop.
Following on from the integration of 5 companies in Germany within the last 3 years, this new acquisition enables KILOUTOU to continue the setting of its national coverage of the German market. Kiloutou will take the opportunity of this arrival nearby Frankfurt to initiate the deployment of the Corporate Brand KILOUTOU on all its 13 branches around Germany. Accordingly, the branch and the team of Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung will integrate our network with a change of commercial name within the following weeks.
For Olivier Colleau, Executive President of the KILOUTOU Group, “This acquisition is fully in line with KILOUTOU’s development strategy in Germany, which aims at spreading our presence in high potential new areas. It also illustrates our ability to federate around our development project, quality regional stakeholders with a strong local presence. I would like to warmly welcome the 85 team members from Wiesecker Vermietung into the Kiloutou group. ”
Udo Heinrich, founder and Managing Director of Wiesecker Werkzeugvermietung, said: “I am
delighted about the acquisition of our rental equipment business by the KILOUTOU Group. It will enable our teams to contribute to the fast growth of the group with our strong knowledge of the high potential market in Hessen and beyond. I personally believe in the KILOUTOU development project on the German market and I am pleased to see that our team and our clients will benefit from now on from new investments and a wider range of rental equipment”.
The transaction, which is still subject to obtaining customary authorizations, is scheduled to be fully executed on or before end of April 2020. The Company Wiesecker-Group located in Leipzig, which bears the same commercial name, is not part of this operation and remains fully independent
This move is part of the KILOUTOU’ Group’s active campaign to boost development, through regular organic growth and the continuing pursuit of external growth. Internationally, it is an extension of the development strategy undertaken in Poland, Spain, Italy and Germany over the past 6 years.
As the 4th largest European rental company and a major player in the rental of equipment in France, the Kiloutou Group provides products and services solutions to a very diversified clientele: large national accounts, construction companies, craftsmen, communities and administrations, industries, services, SMEs. The Kiloutou group offers the widest range of the market with about 1,000 references and more than 250,000 materials in various fields: personnel elevation equipment, earthmoving and construction, structural and finishing work, commercial vehicles, and event. With a turnover of 606 million euros in 2017 and a workforce of 4,500 people in Europe, Kiloutou continues its development and now represents a network of 440 agencies in France, including fifty at specialized building and thirty said proximity, located in the city center. The network also has 30 branches in Poland, 19 in Spain, 3 in Germany and 10 in Italy.
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