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October 01

Acrow Grows its Panel Bridging Inventory across North America

(Parsippany, New Jersey) – 1 October 2020 – Acrow, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Sunbelt Rental’s panel bridging portfolio.

The acquisition results in the transfer of Sunbelt Rental’s panel bridging assets – including the Mabey Universal and Compact 200 stock – to Acrow ownership, and presents Acrow with the opportunity to service panel bridge rental and purchase requirements with a broader portfolio and inventory of high-quality modular bridging products. The acquired assets, which include both bridges and specialist launching equipment, will be staged locally at Acrow facilities across the US and Canada for ease and speed of deployment.

Bill Killeen, CEO at Acrow, said,

‘The acquisition of Sunbelt’s panel bridge assets strengthens Acrow’s rental footprint in the North American market as a leading supplier of premium modular bridging solutions. I am delighted by the opportunities that this presents and I look forward to working in partnership with clients old and new to serve their modular bridging needs, both now and into the future.’

The addition of these newly acquired panel bridging assets to the Acrow inventory, which already consists of the premium Acrow 700XS®, signifies a substantial increase in stock availability for rent across the US and Canada. The addition of Mabey Bridge to the Acrow Group last year has already increased Acrow’s global footprint in the permanent and temporary modular bridging market, enabling it to offer a more comprehensive suite of solutions worldwide; the increased availability of a broader range of solutions for rent in the US and Canada, underpinned by the technical know-how offered by Acrow’s Mabey Bridge team members, will ensure a smooth transition for existing Sunbelt panel bridging clients and enable Acrow to react quickly, efficiently and knowledgeably to new client requests.

About the Mabey Universal

The Mabey Universal is a robust modular bridging system, featuring unprecedented heavy load capacity and designed to accommodate the heavy-haul vehicle loadings used in construction, mining, oil and gas and extraction. Available for both permanent and temporary applications, the Universal system uses prefabricated, interchangeable steel components which enable rapid assembly and installation, making it ideally suited to urgent detour rental and emergency bridging applications or for temporary heavy haul site access on major infrastructure projects.

About the Mabey Compact 200

The Compact 200 is one of most widely used modular bridging products in the world.  The system uses prefabricated, interchangeable steel components which can be rapidly assembled in a wide range of configurations using minimal manpower and machinery. Designed to accommodate two lanes of traffic, in single or multiple span configurations, the C200 can be configured for a wide variety of temporary and permanent applications with no limitation to the length it can bridge.  A versatile solution suited to a wide range of applications for vehicular and pedestrian use, the C200 can also be adapted to serve as a pipe or utility support bridge and is one of the most reliable, adaptable and versatile modular bridging solutions in the world.

About the Acrow 700XS®

The Acrow 700XS® panel bridge system is Acrow’s proprietary premium bridging solution. Robotically manufactured in the USA using high-strength steel from ISO-certified mills, the 700XS® is the gold standard in modular steel bridging and features robust orthotropic deck panels designed to handle heavy wheel loads, and hot-dip zinc galvanized components to prevent corrosion and minimise maintenance.

The 700XS® is available in three lane, two lane or single lane widths with optional sidewalks. It is easily transportable using standard trucks or standard dry ocean containers and quickly and easily erected in days using local labor and minimal equipment. Widely available for rent and purchase across the US and Canada, the Acrow 700XS® is specified by contractors all over the world to accelerate bridge construction in both permanent and temporary detour applications. It is also the solution of choice for large-scale infrastructure programs globally and has been adopted worldwide for use in emergency applications and for humanitarian aid and disaster relief.