Rammer expansion coming along with new facility

By |  March 30, 2021
Rammer product lines will expand in 2021 beyond hydraulic breakers and compactors in North America. Photo: Allied Construction Products

Rammer product lines will expand in 2021 beyond hydraulic breakers and compactors in North America. Photo: Allied Construction Products

What does Sandvik’s 2020 acquisition of Allied Construction Products mean for the market? Jonas Lindqvist, who was named managing director of the company that is being renamed Sandvik, provided some commentary on what’s ahead for Allied and the Rammer brand.

Later this year, for instance, Lindqvist expects the company will expand the Rammer product lines beyond hydraulic breakers and compactors in North America.

“We intend to be a full provider of excellent attachment tools,” he says.

Also, Allied will relocate from its downtown Cleveland location to a facility in the region that can provide more space for warehousing, service and manufacturing.

“We’re not planning any changes internally, but as we grow, we will be adding employees to maintain efficiencies in our operations and manufacturing,” Lindqvist says.

The Cleveland-based operation will support all of North America, including Allied and Sandvik customers, Lindqvist adds.

“We are 100 percent committed to the North American market and believe that investing in a strong local presence within all aspects of the business is key to success,” he says.

As part of its journey, Allied will undergo a rebranding this year. The company name will change to Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions North America, marketing all products under the Rammer brand name.

“The people will be the same, the products will be the same and the commitment to provide outstanding service will remain the same,” Lindqvist says. “It’s in the Sandvik DNA to be in the forefront of technology development, deliver top-quality products and support, and constantly improve on them. We are going to invest Sandvik technological expertise and other resources to grow this company and become the leading attachment tools supplier in North America.”

Allied and Sandvik were partners since 2003, with Allied being the U.S. distributor for Rammer products. According to Sandvik, it was already a 21 percent minority shareholder of the company before the acquisition, with its products generating about 80 percent of Allied’s revenues.

Shortly after the acquisition, Lindqvist was named to the top management position.

“Allied has always appreciated side-by-side testing of Rammer breakers with new models from other manufacturers, which helps us measure our productivity and reliability,” Lindqvist says. “And we are typically pleased when we continue to be favored as a result of those tests.”

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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