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Ruthmann acquires HUBItec

11. October 2017 | Comments (0)

Ruthmann has acquired its Swiss dealer Hubitec and changed its name to Ruthmann Schweiz.

The acquisition – an all share purchase - means that the Ruthmann now sells through wholly owned company stores throughout the German speaking market. The company will retain the Hubitec premises and all of its staff, including majority shareholder and general manager Roger Wagner, who becomes general sales manager of the rebranded business – and service manager Ralf Bechtiger.

Roger Löhrer who previously worked in the automotive industry, will take over as general manager of the company, while Rolf Kulawik will be chairman, with Strotmann as a director along with Wagner and Bechtiger.
Hubitec has been the Rutmann distributor for many years and has mounted the manufacturer’s platforms locally on Swiss market trucks. It has also distributed a few other specialist products, Including fire rescue equipment from Finnish manufacturer Vema and Italy’s Safi/Tecchio.

Ruthmann Schweiz will continue with Hubitec’s strategies with a focus on the distribution and support all of all Ruthmann products, as well as Versalift van and truck mounted lifts.

Rolf Kulawik (L) with Roger Löhrer the general manager of Ruthmann Schweiz
Rolf Kulawik (L) with Roger Löhrer the general manager of Ruthmann Schweiz

Wagner said: “The team and I are delighted to be a member of the Ruthmann group.”

Uwe Strotmann of Ruthmann added: “Ruthmann’s acquisition of HubItec can be attributed to years of successful collaboration between the two companies. We would like to welcome HubItec employees to the Ruthmann family.”

Löhrer said: “With Ruthmann Schweiz we will further enhance the level of professionalism and intensify sales and service activities throughout Switzerland. Regardless of whether customers are looking for new or used aerial work platforms, we want to be the most competent partner in the industry. Of course, Ruthmann not only services its own brands but also those made by other manufacturers.”

The Ruthmann Schweiz management team: (L-R)Rolf Kulawik, Roger Wagner, Roger Löhrer, Uwe Strotmann,
The Ruthmann Schweiz management team: (L-R)Rolf Kulawik, Roger Wagner, Roger Löhrer, Uwe Strotmann, and Ralf Bechtiger
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