Terex Forklifts takes great pride in manufacturing quality equipment that helps enhance their customers' performance while standing by their goal to offer a cost effective yet consistent product line. Through numerous divestures and acquisitions planned to expand the product offering, Terex has recently expanded dramatically. They have enhanced their geographic coverage to make it possible for them to supply quality standards and value for their broad customer base.
Terex has remained a competitive player in the materials handling and industrialized equipment sector. They are working towards forming a franchise under the brand name Terex by incorporating all of their previous brand names for many of the products used in conjunction business the brand Terex. Presently, Terex goods are principally marketed under the Terex name. Many of the following historic name brands and transitional names include: ATC, Amida, American Truck Company, American, Advance, Bartell, Benford, Bendini, Bid-Well, CMI, CMI-Cifali, CMI Johnson-Ross, Cedarapids, Canica, Comedil, Demag, ELJay, Franna, Fermac, Finlay, Fuchs, Genie, Hi-Ranger, Jaques, Load King, Morrison, O&K, Peiner, PPM, Powerscreen, Pegson, Reedrill, Schaeff, Simplicity, Standard Havens, Tatra, TerexLift, Telelect and Unit Rig.
Terex has had a constant evolution cycle. In 1995 Terex acquired PPM Cranes, in 1996, then Terex divested Clark Material Handling. In 1997 Terex acquires Telelect and Simon-RO. BPI Handlers in Baraga, Michigan is also acquired this same year.
Terex swiftly grew their mining and Crane operations with the acquisition of O&K mining, TerexLift, Gru Comedil, American Crane and Peiner. A Light Construction business soon followed in 1999 when Terex acquired Amida, Bartell and Benford. They soon became a leader within the crushing and screening industry by purchasing Cedarapids, Powerscreen, BL Pegson, Re-Tech, and Finlay. Franna, Kooi and Princeton crane manufacturers were also added to Terex in 1999.
By the year 2000, Terex expanded into the Compact Equipment market, buying Fermac who is a manufacturer specializing in tractor loader backhoes. Their Light Construction operations continued to expand operations with the acquisition of Coleman Engineering. This same year, Terex divested Moffett, Kooi and Princeton.
Terex beefed up its Roadbuilding division in 2001, business with the purchases of Bid-well, Load King, CMI, Jaques and Atlas.
Several purchases in 2002 placed Terex amongst the leaders in their respective categories. Terex became a primary crane business as Demag fills out the Terex Cranes product offerings. Advance Mixer places Terex in the concrete mixing business. Buying German manufacturers Fuchs and Schaeff positioned Terex in a top position in the Compact Equipment class. Genie became a leading maker of Aerial Work Platforms. This busy year was completed business with the acquisitions of EPAC and Pacific Utility, which supplied company-owned circulation for Terex Utilities.
A company called Tatra was purchased in 2003. This company produced heavy duty vehicles for military and off-road commercial applications. Buying Combatel and Commercial Body the same year enabled Terex to continue to expand its company-owned Terex Utilities distribution.
In 2004, Terex acquired Reedrill, a producer of surface drilling technologies for application within the construction, utility and mining markets. Noble CE, which was known as Terex Mexico was also acquired this year. They produce high capacity surface mining vehicles and also produce numerous items for other Terex companies.
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