ONE of the UK’s largest woodchipper manufacturers has been purchased by an American firm. 

Timberwolf will henceforth be part of the Texas-based Alamo Group following a takeover deal announced last month by its directors. 

Bosses at both companies say the sale provides “an enormous opportunity” to grow the existing business with Timberwolf joining the group’s newly formed vegetation management division. 

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Chris Perry, Timberwolf managing director, said: “The completion of the sale provides enormous opportunity for the business.

“Joining such a prestigious organisation will allow Timberwolf to accelerate many of the strategic projects we have already identified.

“Alamo Group has a clear approach to sustainability which aligns to our own existing business values so we’re very excited about the opportunities that this acquisition will bring.”  

It is expected that now, as a wholly owned business within the Alamo Group, Timberwolf will be able to further grow its brand and market position by strengthening product innovation to meet future opportunities. 

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Jeff Leonard, Alamo Group’s president and chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted to have completed our acquisition of Timberwolf. 

“Timberwolf offers a full range of gravity-fed, towed, track-mounted and PTO-driven chippers for arboriculture, horticulture, private estates and infrastructure management. 

“Timberwolf builds upon, and complements, our existing range of tree care products and strengthens our presence in the UK and European forestry and tree care markets.  

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“We are pleased that Timberwolf’s management team will remain with the company and we look forward to working closely with them to drive the company’s future growth.” 

Established in 1969, the Alamo Group has approximately 4,070 employees and operates 27 plants in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil.