Adairsville, Georgia, USA, September 11, 2019 –Yanmar Group today announced the completion of its acquisition of compact equipment manufacturer ASV Holdings Inc. (“ASV”), a designer and manufacturer of renowned compact tracked loaders (“CTLs”) and skid-steer loaders (“SSLs”). The announcement is the final step in the acquisition, following on from the June disclosure of a definitive agreement to acquire the company through the mechanism of a statutory merger. Yanmar has acquired 100% of ASV’s outstanding shares of common stock for total consideration of $70.70 Million, or $7.05 per share.
ASV’s independent dealer network throughout North America, Australia, and New Zealand will join Yanmar’s existing global construction equipment operations. The company also sells OEM equipment and aftermarket parts and owns and operates a 238,000 square-foot production facility in Grand Rapids, MN.
“We expect ASV to realize significant, channel and product synergies after joining the Yanmar Group,” stated Mr. Giuliano Parodi, Executive Officer of Yanmar Holdings. “In addition, the ASV Grand Rapids facility will continue as a center of excellence for compact tracked loaders and skid steer loaders, while benefiting from the global capacity and resources of the Yanmar Group.”
The acquisition strengthens the Yanmar’s range of compact equipment products allowing it to offer full dig, load, carry solutions on the worksite and contribute to Yanmar’s prospects for growth in North America and globally.
With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people's lives for all our tomorrows” is a testament to Yanmar's determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future.”
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