Crane Manufacturers Friedrich Kocks And Peiner Have Merged

Kocks Crane and Marine Company of Pittsburgh announces the merger of its parent company, Friedrich Kocks, with Peiner AG, a company of the Salzgitter group. Both companies have wellestablished reputations as producers of large cranes and material- handling equipment in Europe as well as North America.

This merger augments the capabilities of both companies in the production of cranes to better serve the industry.

Friedrich Kocks is also known for its production of ship winches. This program will now be handled by the crane division and is expected to continue to increase its scope of manufacture under the new direction of Kocks Crane and Marine. The crane division has been manufacturing its products in the U.S. for more than 10 years, and under its program has qualified for and completed contracts for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

In addition, the Marine division office in Little Falls, N.J., will continue its activity in the industry under the direction of the Pittsburgh office to better coordinate activities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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