Probst jumps across the Atlantic

Acquisition of the business of the American distributor Pave Tech by the subsidiary Probst Inc.

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By taking over the business of the American distributor Pave Tech, Probst expands its global sales network with another ten experienced employees. In addition to the administrative base in Minnesota, Probst Inc. will also take over a logistics and training center for customers in Franksville, Wisconsin. During the transition period, the established brand Pave Tech will continue to exist alongside the Probst brand.

The opening of the fifth Probst foreign branch office has the clear objective of expanding the North American market for Probst. "The chosen course of opening new branch offices for operational and commercial presence in the most important markets, should consolidate Probst's position as world market leader", says Holger Merholz, Sales Manager of Probst GmbH.

The team is strengthened by Steffen Lindner. The new sales director for America has German roots and has lived and worked in the USA for many years. With this background, he is an important link between headquarters and the American branch. The support of the South American markets will also be carried out by Probst Inc.

Already last year, negotiations with the former distributor Pave Tech started. Despite the Corona Pandemic and its effects on the US economy, both sides stuck to their plan. "Probst offers a powerful consulting service in the USA and Canada due to the new proximity to the markets", explains Eric Wilhelm, Managing Director. "We get the chance to get to know the specific requirements of the construction industry in North America and the individual needs of the customers even better and to offer corresponding products and services. There is no question that there is great potential for our innovative, electric Greenline product line in the US market, which is paying close attention to sustainability".

As world market leader in the field of gripping and laying technology, Probst is at home on the construction site. At its production sites in Baden-Württemberg and Thuringia, the company manufactures machines and tools for efficient road construction, landscaping, structural and civil engineering and handling in building material plants. More than 175 employees work for Probst worldwide. In Germany, a network of more than 350 Probst specialist dealers and rental partners supports customers from the construction industry. Abroad another 45 specialist dealers are active for Probst in the market.

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making hard work easier

Whether in structural or civil engineering, whether in the garden or on the street: We are at home on all construction sites. Our machines and tools make life easier for everyone who works with paving stones, pipes and other concrete products. Because we put efficiency and ergonomics first, we have become the world market leader in the field of gripping and laying technology through numerous innovations.

Your expectations as a customer are clear: to simplify work, to make it more efficient - and of course the machines should do their job reliably. For these daily challenges, we offer customized and sustainable solutions, be it construction site equipment for all applications, for example paving stone laying machines, or machines for storage and material handling in building material plants. Our truck crane attachments facilitate transport and loading in the warehouse and on the construction site, while our professional hand tools for all purposes help with laying and inserting.

The well-known Probst quality also includes the Probst service: In our driver training courses we train your employees to become specialists for our equipment and machines. Our professional service takes care of all questions and problems that may arise in everyday work.

For more than 60 years we have been growing continuously and are reliably available for you worldwide with more than 450 sales partners. We have our own branches in Great Britain, France, Italy, Poland and the USA; worldwide, more than 160 Probst employees work daily to make your hard work easier.