Ahern International, the global distribution network owned by Don F. Ahern, announces its expansion into Denmark with the acquisition of KH Lift ApS. In a deal completed earlier today, the distribution division acquired the major business activities of well-established Danish distribution business, KH Lift ApS, owned by Karsten Haahr. A new entity, Ahern Denmark A/S, has been established and will take over the ongoing equipment sales, service and spare parts business with immediate effect, for leading brands including Snorkel. The existing KH Lift team will transition to Ahern Denmark and will operate from the current KH Lift facility in Vejle, Denmark.
Karsten Haahr, founder and long-term owner of KH Lift ApS, will continue to operate the business with a focus on the sale of used equipment, as well as sales of new Instant scaffolding and Sumner material lifts, from its new headquarters in Lunderskov, Denmark.
Ahern Denmark A/S, led by Henrik Skibsted, will commence the take-over of the existing business operations immediately, and plans to officially launch on May 1. Skibsted is currently the territory manager for Snorkel for Scandinavia and The Baltics and will retain those responsibilities while also leading the Ahern Denmark business.
Matthew Elvin, CEO, Xtreme Manufacturing & Snorkel, and with responsibility for the Ahern International distribution network, said, “We are very pleased to be acquiring KH Lift ApS who has been a high performing independent distributor for Snorkel for many years. It gives us great pleasure to be able to support Karsten with the next step in his journey, as well as bring a motivated and experienced team on board who have had great success in the Danish market to date.
“I wish Karsten the very best for the future, and look forward to building upon the solid foundations that are already in place.”
“I am very grateful to Don, Matthew, Henrik and the Ahern International business for this opportunity and I am confident that they are the right choice to continue and expand our existing operations in Denmark,” said Haahr. “I wish them much success.”
Ahern Denmark is currently recruiting for a number of newly created roles in preparation for the official launch in May. Interested parties can find details at www.aherndenmark.dk or contact Henrik Skibsted at +45 50 53 85 22 or e-mail [email protected].