Putzmeister America Putzmeister is the market leader for concrete truck pumps outside of China, sources say. Related Links: Chinese Heavy Equipment Digs In Globally Robot Loaders and Massive Pumps Head to Fukushima Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., a China-based manufacturer of concrete pumps and other heavy equipment, has inked a deal to acquire Germany-based Putzmeister Holding GmbH for an undisclosed sum. Believed to be the largest deal between China and Germany, the acquisition aims to create a global juggernaut for concrete-pumping machinery."This merger is a global showcase transaction," said Karl Schlecht, Putzmeister's founder, in a joint statement released on Jan.
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.