TH White acquires Outreach to form Palfinger UK

1. May 2018 | Comments[1] (0)

TH White, the Palfinger crane distributor for England and Wales has acquired Outreach Truck, the Palfinger dealer in Scotland, the two businesses – TH White Lorry Loaders and Outreach Truck – will merge into Palfinger UK.

Palfinger UK will operate from three locations in the UK, Devises in Wiltshire, Bradford in Yorkshire and Falkirk, Scotland it also has an agent/partnership with Transloader Services in Luton, Bedfordshire. It will be one of the largest Palfinger distributors in Europe and the only independent with full national coverage of a major market.

The merged business remains part of the TH White group. The move follows the sale of Outreach Access to AA/High Access earlier this year – See AA/High Access buys Outreach[2]. Outreach Truck has worked with Palfinger since 1976.

Mark Rigby
Mark Rigby of Palfinger UK

TH White director Mark Rigby said: “For more than 40 years Outreach has offered hydraulic handling, lifting and access equipment, supplying and fitting the complete range of Palfinger cranes. As regards the Palfinger Epsilon range, TH White has traditionally focused on construction and recycling cranes, while Outreach has a strong business base in forestry cranes.

That’s a great example of how this ‘coming together’ will broaden the portfolio of the whole operation.”

“Likewise, Outreach has worked closely with many Scottish local authorities to develop expertise in bespoke body-building. That is complemented by TH White’s state of the art body-building workshops in Devizes and Bradford where a vast variety of body styles and sizes are built and fitted to chassis, often in conjunction with cranes, pile drivers and other equipment.” Outreach managing director Gary Potts added: “We are delighted to be passing our well established and respected company to TH White in the full knowledge that our staff and customers will be well looked after in the future.

A smooth integration for both Outreach team members and customers is our key priority, made simpler because of the strong partnership we have had as companies for many years.”


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