F. X. MEILLER Fahrzeug- und Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG announced today that it has agreed with the shareholders of BOWELD Truck Bodies Ltd, Holywell, Flintshire, UK, to acquire 100 % of their shares. The purchase price was not disclosed.
While MEILLER expands its reach onto the UK market, BOWELD gains access to new products such as tipping trailers, hook lifts and skip handlers.
The Holywell site will be retained and fully integrated into the MEILLER network. Equally all employees of Boweld will become part of the MEILLER team. The well-established BOWELD tipper bodies will be the core of the UK product range also in the future. George and Austin Boden, the two main shareholders, are selling the company to MEILLER to set the course for further growth. George and Austin Boden will remain in place as managing directors.
Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Daniel Böhmer, CEO of MEILLER said: With their excellent know how, reputation and loyal customer base BOWELD provides us with excellent access to the UK’s strong rigid tipper market. It will serve as a strategic platform to expand our business and consolidate our position as European market leader. BOWELD’s products are a great fit with our portfolio. Furthermore we very much welcome the decision of George and Austin Boden to stay on board as directors and to join the MEILLER management team.
George Boden, BOWELD founder and managing director, added: we deliberately chose MEILLER because of its excellent market reputation and because we can rely on its promises in the long term. MEILLER will make additional investments and ensure the future development of our company. This illustrates the strong belief in a successful future of BOWELD.
As a family-owned company founded in 1850, F. X. MEILLER GmbH & Co KG stands for highest quality products that offer customers major benefits. The Munich based company supplies the construction and waste management sector with a broad range of tippers, tipping trailers, hook lifts, skip handlers and innovative hydraulic systems. The customer receives the body work, hydraulic equipment and controls from one single provider. The compatibility of these components is the basis of the efficiency of MEILLER products and their durability in the demanding environment of the construction, mining and waste management industries. MEILLER products are manufactured in four plants in Europe, utilizing highly innovative production processes.
For more information please visit the company’s website at www.meiller.com
F. X. MEILLER Fahrzeug- und Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG
Elisabeth Egger – Marketing / Press
Phone. +49 89 1487 1972
BOWELD specialized in the design and manufacture of steel tipping bodies and auxiliary equipment. Established over 25 years, the company operates from a modern, 22,000 sq ft, purpose built factory located on a dedicated site of over a hectare.
The company manufactures the most technically advanced, design registered, steel tipping bodies available in the UK with individual products enjoying the benefit of a number of extensive patents. Product quality is second to none and is monitored throughout the manufacturing process by a QA system specially developed for the manufacture of tipping bodies.
For more information please visit the company’s website at www.boweld.co.uk
Boweld Truck Bodies Ltd,
T: +44 1352 781566
UK Sales Manager; Martin Hardman T: +44 7876 350088
Operations Manager; Andy Noble T: +44 1352 781566