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.
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