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Mon December 11, 2017 - National Edition
Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd. (LiuGong) announced a $85.24 million acquisition of 51 percent shares in Shanghai Jintai Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd. (Jintai), which was formerly held by Guangxi LiuGong Group Corp. The deal can be traced back to the May of 2011 when LiuGong Group, parent company of LiuGong, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Mechanical and Electrical Industry Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Electric International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., the 2 subsidiaries of Shanghai Electric (Group) Corp., and bought in a 51 percent share of Shanghai Jintai Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd.
Jintai is one of the leading enterprises of piling foundation industry and also a pioneer who started R & D and sales of underground hydraulic diaphragm wall grabs and rotary drilling rigs in China. The company has developed a full line of piling machinery, comprised of 16 series of more than 70 models, among which, the underground hydraulic diaphragm wall grabs, rotary drilling rigs, engineering drilling rigs and multi-axis drilling machines are core products of the company. All their products are widely used in the construction of railways, subways, highways, bridges, dams and harbors. The company has ranked No. 1 for many years in the domestic sales of its SG series of underground hydraulic diaphragm wall grab and its self-developed products of double wheel mixing drillers (SC-series) and double wheel milling machines (SX-series) have filled the industry gaps in China with world-class performance.
The acquisition allows LiuGong to add piling machines to its product portfolio. LiuGong will participate in the R&D, manufacture, sales and services of the piling machines to ensure the customers' experience with the products and also further enhance its commitment of providing comprehensive equipment to meet with customers' various application needs around the world. In conjunction with LiuGong's global business network and customer resources, Jintai will have a large leap at its global sales and improve the profitability for both companies.