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BrandSafway Acquires AGF Access Group

Thursday, March 5, 2020

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Access company BrandSafway recently announced that it has finalized its acquisition of AGF Access Group Inc. The Canada-based company specializes in solutions from commercial construction and refurbishment projects.

“By combining with a leader in motorized access equipment, BrandSafway can grow its market presence in mast climbing, suspended solutions, elevators and building maintenance units throughout North America,” said Dave Witsken, President of Energy and Industrial at BrandSafway.


Access company BrandSafway recently announced that it has finalized its acquisition of AGF Access Group Inc. (BrandSafway won the 2019 Access Project of the Year for its work on the Seattle Space Needle, pictured.)

In addition to its L’Assopmtion, Quebec, headquarters, AGF also has two manufacturing sites in Canada, as well was 24 branches across North America.

“AGF Access Group is a great fit for BrandSafway,” said Witsken. “Our companies are complementary businesses in many aspects. AGF Access Group’s strong presence in the mast climbing and suspended work platform segment; its capacity to engineer and manufacture custom temporary suspended platforms, MCWPs (Mast Climbing Work Platforms), and permanent access systems; and its strong commercial presence in Quebec and Ontario are a perfect match for BrandSafway’s leading market position in industrial and commercial scaffolding, suspended access and construction elevators projects throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

AGF is comprised of four divisions: two product groups (Hydro Mobile and Winsafe) and two rental units (AGF Access, which includes Jamco Construction and IEQ/Noxxent, and Hydro Rents). Moving forward, both Hydro Mobile and Winsafe will retain their names, while AGF Access and IEQ/Noxxent will be combined with AlumaSafway. Hydro Rents will become Hydro Rents by BrandSafway, and Jamco Construction will become Jamco Construction by AlumaSafway.

“We look forward to working together to leverage our complementary businesses for growth,” said Vincent Dequoy, President of AGF Access Group.

“Our combined customers will benefit from a broader portfolio of products and services and an expanded team of dedicated engineers. This is an exciting time for AGF, our employees and our customers.”


Tagged categories: Acquisitions; BrandSafway; Business matters; Good Technical Practice; Mergers; NA; North America

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