Mammoet has confirmed that as of today (8 January 2020) its acquisition
of ALE is complete, and that the businesses will now operate as one company
under the Mammoet brand.
The acquisition was originally announced in July 2019. Over the coming
months a fully developed integration plan will be rolled out that will
focus on bringing the two organizations. The combined business will operate
140 offices and branches worldwide. Michael Birch, until now a member of
ALE’s Executive Board of Management, has joined Mammoet’s Executive Board.
Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO, commented: “We are looking forward to
working together with our new colleagues all over the world and establishing
long term relationships with our customers, existing and new. We will put
all our efforts into supporting them with their activities aimed at enhancing
cities, businesses and communities that are all part of the transition
to a more sustainable future. As their goals increase in size and complexity,
we must reshape ourselves to support them while keeping our primary focus
ALE was a privately held company specialising in heavy transport and lifting,
including transportation and installation of heavy items. It was headquartered
in Stafford UK and employed around 1,800 people. The company has supported
a of offshore energy clients, shipyards, ports and civil engineering projects.
Mammoet is a privately held Dutch company specialised in engineered heavy
lifting and transport of oversized and heavy objects. It has completed
operations in various sectors across the world. Before the acquisition
the company employed around 5,000 people across its global offices and
branches operating from its European headquarters in Schiedam.