Hird has welcomed Manitex International’s acquisition of Valla mini cranes, saying it creates exciting opportunities to promote the innovative and highly capable pick and carry cranes to even more customers in the UK.
Hird is the sole UK and Ireland distributor of mini cranes, made by Valla in Piacenza, near Milan, Italy. Valla manufacturer a wide range of mini cranes, which are noted for the quality of their construction and the range of specialist capabilities.
Manitex International, based in Geogetown, near Austin, Texas, USA, is a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions, including vehicle-mounted booms, rough terrain cranes, rough terrain forklifts, reach stackers and other container-handling equipment.
Hird Managing Director Phil Hird said:
- “Manitex International’s acquisition of Valla mini cranes presents exciting opportunities for us in the UK and Ireland. Manitex International’s financial strength and business ambition will help drive forward the development and production of Valla mini cranes.
- “At the same time, Manitex International’s strong distribution network should significantly boost demand for Valla mini cranes, globally, which will have a positive impact in the UK and Ireland.”
Phil Hird added:
- “We see this as an excellent opportunity for Hird and for all our Valla customers and are looking forward to working with both Manitex International and Valla to ensure the potential for the mini cranes sale and hire market in the UK and Ireland is fully realised.”
In a statement made by Manitex International earlier this month View Statement, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Rooke, said: “Valla has a well-established brand name in mobile, industrial cranes, and we are excited to add another outstanding product line to broaden our crane portfolio.”
Valla General Manager Mario Riva said:
- “Valla’s mobile industrial cranes have an outstanding reputation for quality…we believe that Manitex International brings a strong distribution network and valued resources to the table that will significantly enhance Valla’s market position.”
Hird offers a range of Valla mini cranes for sale and for hire, ranging from the Valla 20E mini crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 2000kg through to the all-new Valla 180ES mini crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 18,000kg.
Valla mini cranes are available at our three depots, providing a nationwide service. To find out more, contact:
Northern – 01482 227333 Central – 01302 341659 Southern – 0203 174 0658