Maxitrans acquires Azmeb Global Trailers
Road transport equipment manufacturer, Maxitrans, has bought Azmeb Global Trailers of Bundaberg as part of a strategy to expand further in the mining sector.
Azmeb, also known as Bulk Transfer Systems (BTS), has carved out a niche as a designer and manufacturer of side tippers for the mining, resources and waste management sectors.
According to Michael Brockhoff, managing director of Maxitrans, “the Azmeb acquisition strengthens our position as a leading manufacturer of tippers and Azmeb and its customers will benefit from further investment, broadened distribution and national customer support.”
Maxitrans will retain the existing Azmeb manufacturing facility in Bundaberg together with its employees. It will seek to broaden the distribution of Azmeb products Australia-wide.
“Importantly, the existing Azmeb management team is remaining with the business and is committed to continuing to provide high levels of customer service, innovation and quality,” explained Brockhoff.
“It is also particularly pleasing to advise that the current owner, Bernd Ostermeyer, has agreed to stay on for a period of time to assist with the integration of Azmeb into the Maxitrans Group”.
Maxitrans says it is Australia’s largest manufacturer of trailing transport equipment, with brands such as Lusty EMS and Hamelex White tippers, Freighter semi-trailers and Maxi-Cube and Peki reefers. Maxitrans is also a player in road transport parts through its Colrain and QDS divisions.