|Aluma Systems and Ulma Construcción Sign a Strategic Alliance Agreement
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Toronto, Canada - July 21, 2010 - Aluma Systems ("Aluma"), a division of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services ("Brand") is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with Ulma Construcción ("Ulma"), a member of the MCC Group, for the North American market.
The alliance between Aluma and Ulma in North America will offer clients leveraged synergies between the two organizations, access to a vast global network of professionals, and the best of both worlds in formwork and shoring innovations from North America and Europe. Aluma and Ulma are committed to continuing to provide world-class safety, quality, and productive solutions through this strategic alliance.
Direct client benefits from the alliance will include:
• An increased pool of modern non-competing inventory to better service industry needs.
• Larger total fleet of equipment with an increased number of locations to deliver equipment from.
• Better market coverage by joint sales staff, with more designers and engineers ready to develop the best overall solutions for client forming and shoring needs.
• Increased knowledge transfer within the alliance, by combining the global experiences and workforces of both Aluma and Ulma.
• Increased operational efficiencies in equipment supply, design adaption while becoming a single source of supply through use of compatible forming and shoring products.
About Aluma Systems:
With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, Aluma is a global leader in concrete formwork, shoring and industrial services with operations in over 50 countries. Aluma has been improving the safety, quality and speed of construction through supplying world-leading formwork and shoring systems for over four decades.
Aluma's world-class engineering team works continuously to develop concrete formwork product enhancements for increased safety, productivity, and customer-specific design requirements. In particular, Aluma is known in the industry for revolutionizing on-site productivity with innovations such as the "Aluma Beam" and "Aluma Flying Form". Aluma Systems supplies safe formwork and shoring systems to high-rise towers, dams, and stadiums as well as bridges, transit systems and water treatment plants. For more information about Aluma, please visit: www.aluma.com
About ULMA Construcción:
Ulma Construcción is a member of the ULMA Group, a part of the MONDRAGON Corporation, the leading Business Group in the Basque Country and the seventh largest in Spain, with a turnover of 14.951 billion Euros and a total workforce of 93,729 people. Based in Oñati (Guipúzcoa), in the heart of the Basque Country in north western Spain, Ulma Construcción has been developing quality, cost effective products and providing superior services to
construction professionals worldwide since 1961, and is one of the world's major manufacturers and innovators of formwork and scaffolding systems. For nearly 50 years Ulma has been working diligently to continue to improve and expand its range of products and services in order to meet the changing demands of customers and maintain its position as an industry leader worldwide. For more information about Ulma, please visit: www.ulma-c.com