With the takeover, BKL is adding to its fleet ten mobile cranes (40-350t), and a range of trucks, loader cranes, semi-trailers and BF-3 escort vehicles.

The expansion of its crane fleet to over 600 cranes in 2019 is establishing the Munich-based crane specialist as Europe's largest full-service provider of crane solutions.

"2019 is going to be our year. The recent purchase of the Hildesheim location and the upgrade of our rental fleet to 600 machines mark the next milestones in our expansion strategy. We are celebrating BKL's golden jubilee, not just as Germany's top crane brand, but as one of the largest crane rental companies in Europe,” said Alexander Volz, owner and managing partner of BKL Baukran Logistik.

Following the acquisition, the Hildesheim location and its whole team now form BKL North/East and are managed by Jasmin Meyer, along with BKL Hannover.

BKL North/East will continue to cooperate closely with Bruns' Magdeburg location. As Frank Bruns, managing director of Bruns Schwerlast Magdeburg, said: "The successful development of Bruns Spezial Logistik Hildesheim is now being pursued by the BKL group. I look forward with great confidence to the planned collaboration between the two companies in the future.”

BKL, founded in 1969, now employs approximately 300 staff at six locations: Munich, Frankfurt, Hannover, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and the new site in Hildesheim.