Following Southworth Products Corporation’s acquisition of leading European table lift manufacture Marco AB, which also owns Hymo AB, a new group company has been formed in the UK.
The world’s largest manufacturer of ergonomic handling equipment for vertical lifting and work positioning, US-based Southworth has more than 124 years’ experience in pioneering and delivering innovative materials handling solutions. Marco has been in operation for over 80 years providing its customers with a vast wealth of expertise in materials handling solutions.
The company’s prime focus is to offer its customers solutions, either standard or bespoke, to help improve their safety in handling issues and to promote efficiency and profitability
The SLG Group UK Limited has been formed to offer unrivalled expertise and lift installation capabilities to the UK. SLG Group UK comprises Hymo Lifts, Marco Lifts and the Saxon Lift Company, all of which are divisions of Marco AB and ultimately the Southworth Group. In line with the rest of the European divisions, the individual and unique brands have been combined, as operating divisions, under the umbrella of the new group company. All three brands will operate individually, but with a common group resource behind them to cover installation, aftersales support and spare parts. Sales will not be handled by the SLG Group UK, which will remain under the control of the brands respectively.
The company has been in operation since 1967 providing over 50 years of expertise in the supply, design, manufacture, installation and servicing of scissor lifts.
Andy Sayer, group sales director at SLG Group UK, said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time for the UK based businesses. Forming this holding company will support the existing brands and is a really important development for us. Both Hymo, Marco and Saxon are hugely respected names within the scissor lift industry and will continue to serve their own individual areas of expertise and customer bases.
“We have some exciting new projects lined up for 2017, and are looking forward to adding to our growing portfolio of successful scissor lift installations across the brands.”