8 October 1999

Lawrence Edwards swallowed by Swedish firm

SWEDISH manufacturer of Quicke front loaders, AB Alo Maskiner, now has UK distribution rights for its range by purchasing Lawrence Edwards.

A subsidiary company to the Alo Group, Lawrence Edwards will now trade as Alo UK and operate from its existing premises at Kidderminster, Worcs.

All former Lawrence Edwards employees will continue with the company which has distributed Quicke loaders for 32 years. Steve Evans remains as managing director. AB Alo Maskiner, which claims to be the worlds largest producer of front-end loaders, has factories in Sweden, France and Denmark. Employing more than 600 people world-wide, the company has subsidiaries in north America, Norway, Germany and Austria.

&#8226 From 18 Oct 1999, Alo UK will take control of distribution and after-sales service for the Howard loader range previously sold by Tri-Ag of Wymondham. The move follows AB Alo Maskiners acquisition of the loader business from Howard-Norsten A/S of Denmark. &#42