Builds on Successful 12-Year Partnership with JLG; Broadens Product Portfolio
OSHKOSH, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OSK #OshkoshCorporation–Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hinowa® S.p.A., a privately held international company and leading manufacturer of track-based aerial work platforms, mini dumpers, lift trucks and undercarriages. Once complete, Hinowa will become part of the Oshkosh Access Equipment segment.
“We look forward to welcoming the Hinowa team into the Oshkosh family,” said John Pfeifer, Oshkosh Corporation’s president and chief executive officer. “This acquisition will accelerate our electrification capabilities and provide growth opportunities across core and adjacent markets.”
Hinowa is well-known for its advanced track designs and electrification expertise as an early adopter and leader in lithium-ion battery technology. Hinowa has produced JLG® compact crawler boom lifts since 2010, including electric, hybrid and diesel-powered models.
“We are excited to expand our long-term relationship with Hinowa,” said Frank Nerenhausen, executive vice president Oshkosh Corporation and president, JLG Industries. “Combining our capabilities will enable us to better serve customers and expand our operational footprint in Europe.”
Hinowa was founded in 1987 in Nogara, Italy and today has an approximate 250,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and 50,000 sq. ft. parts facility with nearly 230 team members. The company has a long history of innovation, offering a diverse line of premium products for work at height and vegetation management applications.
“We are pleased to join Oshkosh Corporation,” said Dante Fracca, founder and owner of Hinowa. “Our successful 12-year relationship with JLG, along with shared core values around culture, safety, productivity and sustainability position us well for the future.”
The Hinowa acquisition supports the Oshkosh accelerated growth strategy. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close within 90-days.
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release with the exception of Hinowa are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers and rotating telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE: OSK). For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit www.jlg.com, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
Hinowa S.p.A. was founded in 1987 and places its origins on a long family tradition of construction equipment, specializing in manufacturing equipment for working at heights and moving earth, such as aerial platforms, mini dumpers and tracked lift trucks, as well as undercarriages. Hinowa is located in Nogara, in the province of Verona spanning 90,000 square meters, of which 23,000 square meters are covered. For more information about Hinowa S.p.A. please visit hinowa.com.
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