Rigging International will continue to trade under its current name and with the existing management, operating offices in Southern California, New Jersey, Ohio, Montana and Tokyo.

Sarens said the move allows it entry into the US heavy lift market, as Rigging International is a “major player in the heavy lift rigging and heavy haul transport industry”, and greater reach internationally, as well as strengthening Rigging International’s position domestically and worldwide.

“Despite the worldwide economical recession, the Sarens Group made this move to establish itself as a premier league player on the North American market of heavy lift,” Sarens said.

“Sarens Group is convinced that this move will sustain future growth of the group.”