Rud and Caldwell Channel Their Market Power
Perspective for the European Market and the Asia / Pacific Region
Rud Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co., Aalen, Germany and Caldwell Group Inc., Rockford, Illinois, USA, are uniting their market activities on the North American market within a common organisation, with immediate effect. This means that two complementary specialists are joining forces as leaders in the market: With its main development and production facilities in Aalen and its global core markets, the Rud Group offers solutions for lifting, lashing, conveying, driving and handling loads of various sizes on a worldwide basis. Its future partner, the Caldwell Group, is based in Rockford, Illinois, and has been active since 1954 as an expert in load handling equipment. With nine product lines, the company offers standard and customised solutions for industry – from crane hooks, cross beams, coil lifters and vacuum lifters to special positioning systems for loads.
This collaboration is relevant only for the US market, in the first instance. The alliance provides the customers and business partners in the USA and Canada with the complete product range from Caldwell material handling solutions, Renfroe clamps and Rud lifting and material handling solutions from a single source.
Furthermore, by merging the sales and service teams of the companies, the quality of support for customers and business partners can be intensified and improved.
The consolidation of expertise and services will be accompanied by a spatial and structural merger: While the previous Rud USA Hiawatha, Iowa, will concentrate on the tyre chain product range with its corresponding product groups, and will be able to improve its quality of customer support as a result of this specialisation, the remaining business divisions will be completely transferred and integrated into the Caldwell Group Inc. premises in Rockford, Illinois, by May 2018.
RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG
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