After Sandvikthe acquisition of Allied Construction Products, company officials addressed the question: What does this acquisition mean for long-time distributors and end users of Allied Construction Products breakers and compactors?
“We will continue to do well what Allied has been doing well for many years,” said Jonas Lindqvist, who has been appointed CEO of the company to be renamed Sandvik. “This includes striving to provide impeccable service to our dealers and customers and continuing to examine current and better ways to produce, deliver and support our quality products. “
Sandvik already owned 21% of Allied, the North American distributor of Sandvik’s Rammer hydraulic hammers, before the acquisition was completed on October 1, 2020. Shortly thereafter, Jonas was appointed to the management position.
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“Allied has always enjoyed side-by-side testing of Rammer hammers with new models from other manufacturers, which helps us measure our productivity and reliability,” said Jonas. “And we’re generally delighted when we continue to be favored as a result of these tests.”
“Later this year,” he continued, “we will be expanding our Rammer product lines beyond hydraulic breakers and compactors in North America,” said Jonas. “We intend to be a complete supplier of excellent fastening tools. “
He added that Sandvik’s decision to acquire Allied was heavily influenced by the skill, experience and service spirit of its employees, evolving through a corporate history that dates back to 1942. The Allied’s operational footprint and its collection of loyal distributors, some dating back to the 1990s.
Scott Scholz, District Manager for the Northeast US and Eastern Canada adds, “Our distributors and rental companies look to the future because they know Sandvik takes all the positive things we do, and they support us and allow us to grow. . “
Demetrius Smith, a supervisor and employee of Allied for 15 years, says he has heard “nothing but positive responses” from the new owner. “Almost nothing has changed… we continue to take pride in our highly efficient shipping and assembly processes, and we look forward to the future with the support of Sandvik.
At some point, the company will move from its downtown Cleveland, Ohio location to a facility in the same region that will provide more space for warehousing, service and manufacturing, according to Jonas. “We don’t anticipate any changes internally, but as we grow we will add more employees to keep our operations and manufacturing efficient,” he said.
Jonas is well prepared for the challenges. Originally from Sweden and graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management, he has global industrial experience in China, Denmark, Singapore, Germany and elsewhere. Since joining Sandvik in 2013, he has held various responsibilities in business development and operations.
“The Cleveland-based operation will support all of North America, including Allied and Sandvik customers,” Jonas said. “We are 100% committed to the North American market and believe that investing in a strong local presence in all aspects of the business is the key to success. “
As part of this journey, Allied will undergo a rebranding in 2021, changing the company name to Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions North America and marketing all products under the Rammer brand.
“The people will be the same, the products will be the same and the commitment to providing exceptional service will remain the same,” said Jonas.
“It is in Sandvik’s DNA to be at the forefront of technological development, to provide superior products and support, and to constantly improve them,” he continued. “We will invest Sandvik’s technological expertise and other resources to grow this business and become the leading supplier of fastening tools in North America. “
HEADQUARTERS: Stockholm, Sweden
FOUNDATION: 1862, the first to successfully use the Bessemer method for the production of steel on an industrial scale
REVENUES: $ 10.4 billion
EMPLOYEES: 37,123 worldwide
NEW NAME: Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions North America, LLC (formerly Allied Construction Products, LLC)
HEADQUARTERS: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
FOUNDED: 1942, when Amalgamated Steel introduced Grip-Lug, an innovative technique to rebuild worn tracks and help save steel consumption during WWII
REVENUES: $ 27.1 million
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