Ruthmann to distribute France Elévateur products
Ruthmann Holdings GmbH has taken over the exclusive distribution and maintenance of France Elévateur products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (German and Italian-speaking areas) with its sales force and service centre network. This means that all current orders and contracts in these countries are taken over by Ruthmann.
The company has been distributing Versalift products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for over 10 years. Since June 2022, the France Elévateur and Movex brands have become part of the Time Manufacturing Company (Time), just like Versalift and Ruthmann. This acquisition enables the development of partnerships between the group’s brands.
Charles Goffin, director of France Elévateur said, “Ruthmann is synonymous with quality and reliability, and we are delighted to have our subsidiary join the company’s maintenance centres. We are also confident that we will work together with Ruthmann to develop our sales in Germany and strengthen our presence in the country.”
Uwe Strotmann, managing director of Ruthmann Holdings GmbH said, “This is the next step towards the development of the companies and shows the strength we share together in the Time Manufacturing Company. We are proud to distribute France Elévateur products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and are pleased to be able to serve our customers even better with the new service location in Leipzig.”T
The German subsidiary of France Elévateur will join Ruthmann’s service network. The FE Deutschland team will join 140 employees in seven Ruthmann service centres in Germany. This integration will enable Ruthmann to better serve and meet the needs of its customers in the vicinity of Leipzig. Thomas Rammelt, managing director of FE Deutschland, will now be responsible for the Group’s railway machinery division in Germany and abroad.