Rohr International Dredge Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce that it acquired Eurl Rohr France, including its current backlog, inventory and all associated intellectual property (IPR), on July 23, 2014. Rohr France, which is based in Betting, France, was a Rohr licensee and will continue at the same location, operating as a subsidiary of Rohr Bagger GmbH, a subsidiary of Rohr International Dredge Holdings, Inc.
Rohr France has been a Rohr distributor and service center for over 10 years for its Land Based and Floating Bucket Ladder dredges, Clamshell dredges and conveyors to the mining industry in France. Eng. Samuel Pichowska will be the new General Manager for Rohr France and comes to Rohr France from Hazemag, a provider of engineering and equipment solutions for the mineral processing industry. Georges Steininger, the former owner and Managing Director, will stay on full time for a transition period until his retirement.
Rohr-Idreco's Managing Director, Heiko U. Osterchrist, said "Having Rohr France fully integrated into the Rohr-Idreco/EDE group will help continue to increase our footprint in the European marketplace with our range of deep digging mechanical and suction dredges for the mining industry." Osterchrist added, "in the near future Rohr France will also be offering other EDE sister companies' dredges for canal, river and port dredging applications."
Contact information for Rohr France:
Eng. Samuel Pichowska
57800 Betting, France
Email: [email protected]
Rohr International Dredge Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ellicott Dredge Enterprises. Ellicott is the world leader in the portable dredge design and manufacturing industry having built over 3,000 dredges in the last century and a quarter for clients in over 100 countries.
Ellicott, which built all of the dredges used in the original construction of the Panama Canal, is now owned by Markel Corporation, a multibillion dollar financial holding company (NYSE: MKL) focused on building businesses over the long term. Ellicott has taken the necessary steps to preserve and continue this legacy. Rohr France has now become another integral part in Ellicott's strategy to provide its customers a solution for any and all dredging needs.
Together with its other brands and dredge models, Ellicott serves every important niche in the sand and gravel and mining markets. For example, Ellicott Dragon® dredges are the global leader in hull pump dredges and diesel dredges, and IMS self-propelled auger dredges are effective in easy-to-mine lower output, shallow mining situations. Whatever the need, wherever the need, there's an Ellicott dredge that will get the job done.