Paolo Merlo is the new president and CEO of the Merlo Group. His appointment follows the passing of company founder and president Amilcare Merlo late last year.

The new company top man confirms that the goal for the next three years is to produce 10,000 telehandlers a year, plus, around 25,000 attachments. To achieve this, significant investments are planned for new production lines at the 330,000m² Italian site.

With nine specialised in-house companies, Merlo has six subsidiaries in France, Germany, UK, Spain, Poland, Australia, and a distribution network of over 80 importers and 600 dealers worldwide.

“There are still many applications and areas where we can grow,” said Mr Merlo, “and we aim to strengthen our historical markets, starting with Italy and the countries where we are present with subsidiaries and importers.

“At the same time, we also intend to expand into markets that are relatively new to us, where there is still plenty of room for growth. In the USA we have just established our new subsidiary Merlo America and are strengthening our presence in Asia.”

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