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Time Manufacturing Acquires Aerial Manufacturer Ruthmann

Jan. 17, 2021
Time Manufacturing Co. has agreed to acquire Ruthmann, a manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms based in Germany.

Time Manufacturing Co. has agreed to acquire Ruthmann, a manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms based in Germany. Time is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of aerial lifts primarily for the electric utility, telecommunications, infrastructure, and forestry sectors. Time goes to market via several brands, including the Versalift line of aerial lifts and digger derricks, the Aspen Aerials line of under-bridge inspection units, and the BrandFX line of fiberglass truck bodies.

Headquartered in Gescher-Hochmoor, Germany, Ruthmann has a long history of manufacturing high-quality, truck-mounted aerial work platforms in Europe, going to market under the brands Ruthmann, Steiger, Ecoline, and Bluelift. In early 2020, Ruthmann acquired the innovative Reachmaster brand of mobile elevating work platforms.

Time’s acquisition of Ruthmann is subject to regulatory clearance and is expected to close in Q1 2021.