Rigging International, Sarens Group Form Alliance

A strategic alliance has been formed between Rigging International (RI), Alameda, Calif., and the Sarens Group of Belgium. Effective at the end of May, Sarens acquired 100 percent of the shares of RI, which will continue to operate under its present name and current management.

The alliance allows the Sarens Group entry into the U.S. market and a greater international reach. Rigging International’s position is similarly strengthened domestically and worldwide.

The Sarens Group, with headquarters in Wolvertem, Belgium, has been active in crane rental, and heavy lifting and special projects since 1955. Sarens operates in 25 countries and has more than 2,100 employees.

Founded in 1969, Rigging International is a major player in the heavy lift rigging and heavy haul transport industry. The company has offices in Southern California, New Jersey, Ohio, Montana, and Tokyo.