Terex Forklifts takes great pride in producing quality equipment that helps improve their customers' efficiency while standing by their mission to provide 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 improved their geographic coverage to enable them to supply quality standards and value for their broad client base.
Terex has remained a competitive player in the materials handling and industrialized equipment sector. They are working towards building a franchise under the brand name Terex by incorporating all of their earlier brand names for many of the goods used in conjunction operations the brand Terex. Currently, Terex goods are principally marketed under the Terex brand name. Several 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 shown steady progress, purchasing PPM Cranes, in 1995 while divesting Clark Material Handling in 1995. In 1997 Terex acquires Telelect and Simon-RO. BPI Handlers in Baraga, Michigan is also acquired this same year.
Terex promptly 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 industry, acquiring Fermac who is a producer specializing in tractor loader backhoes. Their Light Construction operations continued to expand business with the acquisition of Coleman Engineering. This same year, Terex divested Moffett, Kooi and Princeton.
In 2001, Terex expanded their Roadbuilding division business with the acquisitions of CMI, Bid-Well, Load King, Atlas and Jaques.
Several acquisitions in 2002 placed Terex amongst the leaders in their respective categories. Terex became a leading crane business as Demag fills out the Terex Cranes product offerings. Advance Mixer places Terex within the concrete mixing business. Buying German makers Fuchs and Schaeff placed Terex in a top position in the Compact Equipment class. Genie became a primary producer 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 created heavy duty vehicles for armed forces and off-road commercial purposes. Buying Combatel and Commercial Body the same year enabled Terex to continue to expand its company-owned Terex Utilities supply.
In 2004, Terex acquired Reedrill, a maker of surface drilling technologies for application within the construction, utility and mining industries. Noble CE, which was referred to as Terex Mexico was also acquired this year. They design high capacity surface mining vehicles and also produce many items for other Terex companies.
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