Safway Group has purchased SafeWorks, a provider of suspended access equipment sales, rental, services and support through 25 branches in the Americas in addition to a global dealer network an manufacturing sites in the U.S. South America and Europe.
“SafeWorks is a leading provider of suspended access solutions with premium brands that have a 70-year history of leadership in North America and Europe,” says Bill Hayes, Safway Group president and CEO. “With a terrific management team, highly specialized, market-recognized expertise, and outstanding technical, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, SafeWorks will significantly expand our product and solutions offerings in important and diverse markets.”
This purchase is one of 14 Safway Group has made over the last six years, a move the company says is part of a strategy to expand into “core” target markets, including refineries, petrochemical, power, infrastructure, commercial restoration, refurbishment and new construction.
“This is a great opportunity to bring our specialized expertise to the leading access company in North America,” says Scott Farrell, Safeworks president and CEO. “Joining Safway will provide our businesses, brands and employees with the resources and flexibility to continue to thrive and grow.”
“The combination of Safway and SafeWorks is extremely compelling,” Hayes says. “Through Safway’s branch network, the number of locations servicing Spider will essentially double, and SafeWorks will now be able to offer a broader range of products and services to their customers with immediate, local access to the largest inventory of scaffolding equipment and expertise in North America.”