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Sany Acquires German Company Putzmeister

On Jan 31, 2012, Sany Heavy Industry held a press conference, officially announcing the acquisition of the global leading concrete machinery enterprise Putzmeister. If the acquisition is approved by the authorities, Sany is expected to close the deal within the first quarter in 2012.

Mr. Karl Schlecht, the founder of Putzmeister, and his wife visited Sany Heavy Industry. During the press conference, Mr.Schlecht delivered a touching speech, reflecting the loving relationship that he had long developed with Putzmeister as well as the entire industry. Mr. Schlecht sees Mr. Liang as a successful entrepreneur embodied the same mission and vision as Putzermeister.

Mr. Liang once wrote to Mr. Schlecht, enclosing a strong will for mutual cooperation. He pointed out that this cooperation will not be monetarily measurable to both Sany and himself. In Mr.Schlecht’s reply to Mr. Liang, he made it clear that the Sany would be the only company, if ever, to acquire Putzmeister.

Mr. Karl Schlecht and Mr. Liang Wengen exchanged watches at the conference, expressing their sincerity on this merger. They both agreed to comply with the timeline. As a result, the watch which Mrs. Schlecht gave him 25 years ago and the one which Mr. Liang’s son purchased with his first paycheck become the keepsake between these two entrepreneurs.

Apart from the similarity in the vision, Mr. Liang pointed out the increasing economic cooperation between Germany and China provides a solid foundation for the merger. Mr. Schlecht also described this acquisition as a model transaction.

Mr. Xiang Wenbo, the CEO of Sany Heavy Industry, emphasized that Sany would not lay off any Putzermeister employee. Both parties will, however, create more employment opportunities by optimizing the resources and enriching Putzermeister’s product portfolio. ‘We will shift part of the manufacturing to China, reducing the cost by optimizing the value chain, thus to increase the profit.’

Mr. Xiang also pointed out that after the acquisition, Norbert Scheuch will remain in the position as the CEO of Putzmeister. He will also join Sany Heavy Industry as an executive director. Karl Schlecht will join Sany group as consultant. Aichtal will become the new overseas headquarters for Sany concrete machinery product.

‘The acquisition will bring Putzemeister and Sany to a new level, giving birth to a new global leader in concrete machinery industry. Putzemeiste will remain its operational independency within Sany Heavy Industry with its own management team. We are very looking forward to work with such a successful team.’ said Mr. Liang Wengen.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 Offers New, Expanded Education Opportunities

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 attendees will find more industry-focused education at the event than ever before, providing additional value to their show experience.

More than 125 sessions will help contractors, business owners, construction materials producers, end-users and other industry professionals meet the challenges in a changing marketplace. More hands-on workshops will be held, and industry organizations have expanded their certification and examination programs for the convenience of show attendees.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 will be held March 22-26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Select sessions in the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 education program will be conducted with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered. Session tickets are available singly or in money-saving packages, and signing up ahead of time saves time and money. See the Education section of the show website www.conexpoconagg.com for full details.

The comprehensive CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 education program emphasizes industry and management issues and trends and applied technology. Education is divided into nine program tracks to help attendees locate topics of most interest to them: aggregates, asphalt, concrete, earthmoving and site development, equipment asset management, management best practices, recycling and sustainability, safety and workforce development/competitive edge.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length and include take-away materials. Show management developed the education program with the assistance of leading construction, manufacturing and producer groups to assure a well-rounded program of relevance to all industry segments.

A “Green Roads Summit” is new for the 2011 show, to provide attendees with insights into the “green highways” movement, including current best practices and future developments. The daylong event, which includes a closing reception, is March 24, 2011 and is open to all show attendees.

To meet the evolving needs of the workplace, Spanish-language leadership and management skills development workshops will be held. And workshops, conducted in English, will help contractors learn basic Spanish, with a focus on industry terminology.

The OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction Workers will also be held, as will workshops for sales leads generation, electrical diagnostics, advanced hydraulic maintenance and tractor/mower operator safety training.

Conducting industry certification courses and exams at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 are:

  • American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)
  • Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPA)
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

In addition to education programs targeted to meet industry needs, CONEXPO-CON/AGG features exhibits showcasing the latest industry products and services, including the most advanced product design innovations and technologies, and plenty of networking opportunities with industry experts and peers. For more information on attending or exhibiting, go online to www.conexpoconagg.com.