Growing expectations on efficient and safe manual lifting
Increasing well-being is an ever-growing priority for employers around the world and the market for smart and ergonomic lifting solutions is growing rapidly. The demand for solutions to create an effective and safe working environment is accelerating worldwide. As manual lifting processes are continuously being automated, Piab is evolving automation by taking a world leading position in semi-automated lifting solutions. With more than 30 years of experience, TAWI adds a solid complementary portfolio of products, and is the perfect fit to Piab’s business.
Responding to customers needs
Responding to customers’ demand for a single supplier of various lifting solutions with focus on workplace safety, the acquisition of TAWI is complementing Piab’s ergonomic Vaculex vacuum lifting solutions. With TAWIs product range and added solutions such as mobile vacuum lifters, lifting trolleys, hoist and gripping tools, Piab is taking a world leading position in semi-automated ergonomic lifting equipment.
The lifting experience of TAWI and Piab goes beyond the benefit of the two companies
Piab’s Vaculex and TAWI, two forefront global vacuum lifting manufacturers, have merged to become an unprecedented player in the global arena. United and stronger, we continue to develop solutions to resolve customer challenges with superior ergonomic and easy-to-use lifting equipment for any load up to 250 kg. Existing as well as future customers will enjoy the extended benefit from the synergies that this merger brings.
Vaculex, formed in 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden, has developed and manufactured vacuum lifters for industries with high demands on ergonomics, workplace safety, and efficiency. Globally, Vaculex has supplied lifting equipment that overcome challenges of manual handling across many business sectors over the years. Vaculex ergonomic lifting solutions, based on vacuum technology, have helped minimize work related strain injuries and increase productivity worldwide. In 2016, Vaculex was acquired by the Piab Group.
TAWI was registered in Sweden, 1923 as Tage Winberg Ltd, originally within the Swedish steel industry. The journey to become market leader in manual lifting equipment started in 1989 when Convacor, the manufacturer of the very first vacuum tube lifter was acquired. Through acquisitions, in the late nineties, lifting trolleys and crane systems were added to the product range. Then innovation of new lifting equipment such as the unique wire hoist, enabled TAWI to deliver complete lifting systems placing the company in a much stronger market position. In 2020, TAWI was acquired by the Piab Group.
Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire TAWI Group, a leading manufacturer of smart lifting solutions with global reach. Total sales for TAWI is expected to reach 340 MSEK in 2019. With more than 30 years of history, TAWI adds a solid complementary portfolio of products, very experienced and skilled employees, a strong network of distributors as well as many new customers to Piab. Through this acquisition Piab is evolving automation by taking a world leading position in semi-automated lifting products.
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