German-based BKL Baukran Logistic has acquired Bruns Spezial Logistik, reinforcing its mobile crane and heavy transport capability. With the acquisition the tower crane experts BKL has widened its reach in the northern parts of the country. Post-acquisition, now it has a fleet of over 600 cranes. The acquisition Bruns by Munich-based BKL took place on 1 January 2019, with BKL saying that it has now become the biggest full-service provider of crane solutions across Europe.
BKL owner and managing partner, Alexander Volz, said that the year 2019 is going to an optimistic year for them. Volz said that the recent buyout of the Hildesheim location and the renovation of their rental fleet to 600 machines has turned out to be milestones in their expansion strategy. He added that they are celebrating the golden jubilee of BKL not merely as a leading crane brand in Germany, but also as one of the Europe’s biggest crane rental companies.
The Bruns purchase has added its entire convoy of 10 wheeled mobile cranes, ranging from 40 to 350 tons capacity. The transport side includes an array of trucks, a few with loader cranes, BF-3 escort vehicles, and semi-trailers.
The Hildesheim site and its member have been changed to BKL North/East and are now under the supervision of Jasmin Meyer, just like the BKL Hannover. BKL said that BKL North/East will maintain cooperation with Bruns’ Magdeburg site.
Bruns Schwerlast GmbH Magdeburg MD, Frank Bruns, said that Bruns Spezial Logistik GmbH Hildesheim’s successful development is now under the BKL group. Bruns added that they are looking forward to a well planned alliance between the two firms in the forthcoming years.
BKL was found in 1969, and currently employees 300 individuals at its six sites in different parts of Germany, which includes the new location in Hildesheim.
In recent time, construction has turned into one of the most dynamic industrial sectors, riding on the increasing infrastructure due to growing urbanization and multiplying population. According to a recent report, the worldwide demand for mobile construction cranes will expand at a CAGR of 3.5% in terms of value during the 2018-2028. Mobile construction cranes are highly used in maintenance and construction activities.