OREANDA-NEWS. Bucher Municipal, a division of Bucher Industries, is acquiring the operational bulk waste equipment business of PakMor Waste Equipment Australia Pty Ltd in Sydney. PakMor is the market leader for static and transportable compaction equipment in Australia and an ideal match for Bucher Municipal’s Australian refuse-vehicle business. The complementary product range and common customer base provide Bucher Municipal with good growth opportunities in the region.

The two companies are an ideal fit thanks to Bucher Municipal’s market leadership with refuse vehicles in Australia and PakMor’s outstanding market position, as well as the common customer base. The acquisition will enable Bucher Municipal, with an extended product range, to become the number-one supplier of refuse-collection vehicles and compaction equipment in the Australian market.

The Crozier family has built up PakMor over the last 40 years, making it into one of Australia’s leading suppliers with a comprehensive range of equipment for the bulk waste market segment and a complementary equipment-leasing and service business. The business operates a manufacturing site in Sydney and an after-sales and retail facility in Melbourne. PakMor has 46 employees and generated sales of around CHF 13 million in the 2015/2016 business year.