Terex Forklifts takes immense pleasure in producing quality equipment that helps upgrade their customers' performance while standing by their mission to provide a cost effective yet consistent product line. Through numerous divestures and acquisitions planned to expand the product offering, Terex has of late expanded dramatically. They have improved their geographic coverage to enable them to supply quality standards and value for their broad consumer base.
Terex has remained a competitive player in the materials handling and industrialized equipment sector. They are working towards building a franchise under the brand name Terex by incorporating all of their earlier brand names for many of the goods used in conjunction operations the brand Terex. Presently, Terex products are principally marketed under the Terex name. A few of the following historic name brands and transitional names include: ATC, Amida, American Truck Company, American, Advance, Bartell, Benford, Bendini, Bid-Well, CMI, CMI-Cifali, CMI Johnson-Ross, Cedarapids, Canica, Comedil, Demag, ELJay, Franna, Fermac, Finlay, Fuchs, Genie, Hi-Ranger, Jaques, Load King, Morrison, O&K, Peiner, PPM, Powerscreen, Pegson, Reedrill, Schaeff, Simplicity, Standard Havens, Tatra, TerexLift, Telelect and Unit Rig.
Terex has had a steady growth sequence. In 1995 Terex acquired PPM Cranes, in 1996, then Terex divested Clark Material Handling. In 1997 Terex acquires Telelect and Simon-RO. BPI Handlers in Baraga, Michigan is also acquired this same year.
Terex promptly grew their mining and Crane business with the acquisition of O&K mining, TerexLift, Gru Comedil, American Crane and Peiner. A Light Building business soon followed in 1999 when Terex acquired Amida, Bartell and Benford. They soon became a leader within the crushing and screening market by buying Cedarapids, Powerscreen, BL Pegson, Re-Tech, and Finlay. Franna, Kooi and Princeton crane manufacturers were also added to Terex in 1999.
By the year 2000, Terex extended into the Compact Equipment market, acquiring Fermac who is a maker specializing in tractor loader backhoes. Their Light Construction business continued to expand operations with the acquisition of Coleman Engineering. This same year, Terex divested Moffett, Kooi and Princeton.
Terex added to its Roadbuilding division in 2001, operations with the acquisitions of Bid-well, Load King, CMI, Jaques and Atlas.
A couple of of the purchases that took place in 2002 made it easier for Terex to grow into a leader in their respective categories. Advance Mixer helped thrust Terex into the concrete mixing industry, while Demag helped Terex Cranes become a leader in the crane market. Acquiring German makers Fuchs and Schaeff placed Terex in a top position in the Compact Equipment category. Genie became a leading manufacturer of Aerial Work Platforms. This busy year was completed business with the acquisitions of EPAC and Pacific Utility, which offered company-owned circulation for Terex Utilities.
Tatra, a manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles designed for on and off-road industrial and military purposes were acquired in 2003. Buying Combatel and Commercial Body the same year enabled Terex to continue to expand its company-owned Terex Utilities supply.
In the year 2004, Terex purchased a manufacturer of surface drilling equipment utilized in mining, construction and utility industries, called Reedrill. Also in the same year, Noble CE (formerly known as Terex Mexico) was purchased by Terex. They manufacture high capacity surface mining vehicles and also produce numerous parts for other Terex companies.