In March 2016, Kiloutou entered the German market with the acquisition of the company STARLIFT composed of 4 branches and deposits, 2 in Hamburg, 1 in Berlin and 1 in Rostock. Starlift is specialized in the rental of access equipment with various aerial buckets and elevating platforms.
In May 2018, Kiloutou continued its development with the acquisition of the Butsch & Meier group, specialized in the rental of elevating machines in the south-west Germany: one agency each in Baden Baden, Freiburg and Karlsruhe and many deposits. Butsch & Meier have a fleet of 470 materials, including thermal and electric platforms, telescopic booms and telehandlers.
In the same year, in July 2018, Kiloutou acquired the company GL Verleih NRW, with an agency located in the north of Cologne, also specialized in the rental of elevation equipment. The agency has a fleet of more than 100 access machines.
In June 2019, it was the turn of M+S Arbeitsbühnen to join the Kiloutou group, with 1 branch in Paderborn. It is a local player in the rental of elevating equipment with about 110 high quality access machines.
The year 2019 ends with the acquisition of the Werner Middeke Arbeitsbühnenvermietung elevator rental company, located in a strategic region with 3 branches in North Rhine-Westphalia and 1 branch in Thuringia. The company has a fleet of 530 elevating machines.
In July 2020, Kiloutou continued to expand its territorial network with the acquisition of Wiesecker, located in Gießen. Unlike the other acquired companies, this one has a larger product range. Kiloutou Germany is thus expanding its product range with equipment for elevations, earthmoving and tools.
Today Kiloutou Germany has over 12 branches and multiple deposits. The Kiloutou group has as objective to strengthening its network in Germany by opening new agencies.
Managing Director in Germany
Nils Altrogge joins Kiloutou Germany as the new Managing Director.
Acquisition of the Wiesecker company: generalist rental company with various machines and tools located in Gießen.
Acquisition of the company Middeke: composed by 4 agencies for the rent of access machines.
Acquisition of the company M&S: specialist in the renting of access machines located in Paderborn.
Purchase of Butsch & Meier GmbH: with 3 agencies and deposits in southern Germany.
Purchase of the company GL Verleih NRW GmbH: and its agency specialist in elevation equipment located in Cologne.
Opening of a deposit for truck-mounted booms in the south of Hamburg.
Acquisition of STARLIFT GmbH by Kiloutou GmbH: with its 4 agencies in Hamburg, Berlin and Rostock.
The Berlin agency moves to a larger site in the south of Berlin in Großbeeren