Meiller acquires Boweld Truck Bodies

Will Shiers
June 1, 2017

UK tipper bodybuilder Boweld Truck Bodies has been purchased by Europe's largest tipper manufacturer Meiller for an undisclosed sum.

Making the announcement at Tip-ex 2017 in Harrogate, Meiller CEO Dr Daniel Bohmer (pictured, left) said: “With its excellent knowhow, reputation and loyal customer base, Boweld provides us with excellent access to the UK’s strong tipper market.

"It will serve as a strategic platform to expand our business and consolidate our position as European market leader. Boweld’s products are a great fit with our portfolio.”

These sentiments were echoed by Boweld director George Boden (pictured, right) who said: “This is great for Boweld, as it gives us access to Meiller’s hooks, skips and tipping trailers.”

Boweld’s UK sales manager Martin Hardman added: “It is also fantastic news for our customers, as it makes us a one-stop-shop.”

While it is likely that the hook-and skip-loaders will be badged as Meiller in the UK, tipping trailers may use Meiller chassis and Boweld bodies.

Boden, who along with brother Austin remains as a Boweld director, stressed that it remains business as usual at Boweld. “The only change will be more strength and access to a wider product range.”

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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