Grimme takes full control of Asa-Lift

Seven years after it acquired a majority 70% stake in Asa-Lift, the Grimme Group has bought the remaining shares of the Danish vegetable equipment manufacturer.

by Steven Vale

24 Jul 2020

Much has changed at Asa-Lift since the Grimme takeover in 2013 and extensive investments have been made in buildings, product development and manufacturing capacity. New sheet metal and tube lasers were installed inside a new 2,200m² building opened in April 2018 and the workforce has increased by a third to 130 employees.

Asa-Lift machines are now equipped with components from Grimme subsidiaries Internorm (plastics technology) and Ricon (webs and conveyors) and last year saw Asa-Lift’s blue paintwork swapped for Grimme red.

Founded in 1936, the Asa-Lift plant in Sorö is about 80 km from Copenhagen.

With over 30 product groups the two companies claim to offer the world’s most comprehensive range of vegetable technology for onions, carrots, red beet, chives, parsnips, fennel, celery, etc.

“We will continue to develop this segment with maximum power to become the market leader in innovation, quality, performance, crop protection and profitability,” explains Christoph Grimme, managing director of the Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik.