JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has completed its acquisition of Hinowa, adding the brand to the company’s access segment. The expansion of the JLG product portfolio enables the company to strengthen its specialty applications offerings and increase its presence in niche industries, including agricultural, landscape and vegetation management, the company said.
Founded in 1987 in Nogara, Italy, Hinowa became well-known in the industry for its innovative track designs and as an early adopter and leader in the advancement of lithium-ion battery technology in mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Hinowa’s 200-plus team members and two facilities, a 250,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and a 50,000-sq.-ft. parts facility, are now part of the Oshkosh Corp. Access segment, and the Hinowa brand will be retained on its line of track-based aerial work platforms, mini dumpers, lift trucks and undercarriages products. JLG-branded compact crawler booms, which Hinowa has produced since 2010 and includes electric-, hybrid- and diesel-powered models, will continue to be offered.
“The acquisition was about growing the company and growing our capabilities,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh executive vice president and JLG president. “JLG and Hinowa are both strong brands. Joining forces allows us to unlock more potential globally.”