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Nilfisk acquires Auckland, New Zealand-based machinery specialist Kerrick
Nilfisk Group has completed the acquisition of Kerrick, a large New Zealand/Australian supplier of professional cleaning equipment. Nilfisk says that the acquisition is part of its growth strategy with the aim of playing an active part in the consolidation of the cleaning equipment industry.
With Kerrick, Nilfisk's footprint in the Pacific region will increase and strengthen the company's position within the professional cleaning business, in particular high-pressure washers.
"The acquisition of Kerrick, an established and sizeable supplier of high pressure washers and vacuum cleaners for the professional market in New Zealand and Australia, represents a great opportunity," says Jonas Persson, President and CEO of Nilfisk Group. "We are constantly looking for opportunities to grow our businesses, through organic growth and through acquisitions. Kerrick's product portfolio is complimentary to ours and this acquisition provides a footprint in especially New Zealand to drive professional sales and service."
Founded in 1937, Kerrick is a family owned company headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with 10 branches across New Zealand and Australia, five in each country. The branches include wide-ranging sales, service and distribution networks and they are staffed by experienced technicians and offer full workshop facilities, manufacturing, service and repair, as well as mobile on-site servicing and in house training.
The acquisition took effect earlier this month.
This expansion follows the acquisition by Nilfisk of Smithson Equipment, a significant distributor of large cleaning equipment in the Queensland market in May 2015.
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30th July 2015