Finnish family-owned company Fincumet Group is acquiring a majority of Birger OÜ, the largest manufacturer of hooklift containers in Northern Europe

January 15, 2020

 

Fincumet Group Oy is purchasing a majority share of the Birger OÜ, the largest manufacturer of hooklift containers and steel structures in Northern Europe. Birger OÜ is based in Avinurme, Estonia, and has an employee count of around 200 people. Birger OÜ manufactures hooklift containers for the entire Nordic region and in 2019 the company's revenue reached some 18 million euros.

The company´s acquisition is boosting Fincumet Group's growth and internationalisation while bolstering their leading position as the largest seller of hooklift containers in Finland.

 

"This acquisition supports our strategy of growing into the largest supplier of hooklift containers in Northern Europe and strengthens our leading position in the Finnish market. With the acquisition, the total revenue of Fincumet Group's hooklift and shipping container businesses will rise above 30 million euros," says Fincumet Container's CEO Joonas Järvensivu.

 

"Birger OÜ is a renowned and reputable operator in the field. With this acquisition we are able to ensure high product quality, fast delivery times and continuous product development in a growing market. We have already been cooperating for over 10 years," Järvensivu continues.

Birger OÜ will continue to serve its customers like before, as the acquisition does not affect its existing customer relationships in any way. Aleksei Männiste will continue as the company's CEO.

 

"I am very pleased to be able to say that we are a part of the Fincumet Group. I am sure that this next step in our cooperative relationship will support and accelerate Birger's growth and strengthen the market position of the entire group both now and in the future," says Männiste.

Indrek Uudeküll from Investment Agency OÜ (Prudentia’s predecessor) served as Fincumet Group's advisor on the sale.

Fincumet Group Oy is a holding company with the following subsidiaries: Fincumet Container Oy, Lakeway Finance Oy and Birger OÜ. Fincumet Group is a Finnish family-owned company based in Ikaalinen, Finland.

 

Fincumet Container Oy is the leading provider of hooklift containers in Finland. In addition to hooklift containers, Fincumet Container sells different kinds of cargo containers, space solutions, collection containers, dump containers and other products for environmental maintenance. In 2019 the company sold over 4 500 units and its revenue was some 15 million euros.

Lakeway Finance Oy is a company that took over the management of the leasing products sold by Fincumet Container Oy on 31.12.2019. In the future, Lakeway Finance will provide a diverse offering of finance services.

 

Birger OÜ operates in Estonia and is the largest manufacturer of hooklift containers and steel structures in Northern Europe. The company produces hooklift containers for the entire Nordic region. In 2019, Birger's revenue was approximately 18 million euros, while employing around 200 people.

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