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Groupe Monnoyeur subsidiary Aprolis acquires Impact Handling in the UK

With this acquisition, Aprolis becomes Europe’s leading multi-brand and multi-material handling rental company


Groupe Monnoyeur subsidiary Aprolis, a material handling equipment rental company with activities in Europe and Asia, continues its international development with the acquisition of UK-based Impact Handling from South African group enX. Impact Handling, founded in 1985, has 18 UK branches. The company achieved sales of £72m (€ 81m) in 2020, employs 500 people and runs 7,000 long-term rental contracts.


With this new acquisition, Aprolis is taking a new step in building its multi-product long-term handling rental platform. Aprolis is already present in France, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal and China. The acquisition is the biggest to date for Aprolis, and will allow it to achieve 35% of its sales outside of France. The acquisition is fully in line with the international growth trajectory of its parent the Groupe Monnoyeur, which will now be present in 18 countries and intends to expand its activities in rental, service and digitalization operations for industry and construction.


Aprolis is now Europe’s leading multi-brand and multi-material rental company in handling equipment, with a purchase volume of 10,000 new pieces of equipment per year. With a consolidated turnover of more than 370 million euros and a presence in 7 countries, the new group will benefit from shared expertise in many growing sectors.


“With this operation, Aprolis consolidates its position as leader in multi-brand and multi-equipment rental in the handling sector,” says Benjamin de Castelnau, CEO of Aprolis. This merger between two companies with complementary activities that share the same strategic vision will allow us to extend our offers to high-potential sectors. ”



Impact Handling has developed expertise in the long-term rental of assets and has diversified its offer in growing markets such as ports. Aprolis has broadened its know-how in the rental of railway equipment, cleaning and robotic handling, which can be deployed in the United Kingdom. The new group will be able to significantly increase its presence in these growing sectors, in particular through synergies of expertise. Impact Handling’s management is fully associated with the acquisition.

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