As virtual next-door neighbors in southern Ontario, the manufacturers of the Skyjack and Zoom Boom equipment brands have long been familiar with one another. Now, they will be one in the same.
Linamar Corp., of Guelph, Ontario, announced Aug. 22 the finalization of a purchase agreement for CareLift Equipment Ltd., of nearby Breslau,Ontario. The CareLift business, which includes the Zoom Boom telescopic-handler family, complements Linamar's Skyjack business, the manufacturer of aerial-work platforms.
Linamar says it will retain the 60 current CareLift employees and continue the existing lease on the CareLift site at Breslau, which is located about 15 miles to the west, near the city of Kitchener. Beyond that, the plan is for Skyjack to house the telehandler business, which will be structured under Linamar's industrial group and managed by the Skyjack team.