Doka, a leading global supplier of formwork based in Amstetten, Austria, has fully acquired AT-PAC, a US-based scaffolding manufacturer.
This acquisition positions Doka as a one-stop-shop for formwork and scaffolding solutions in the construction industry, as it enhances the company’s new global business segment, “Industrial Scaffolding”. AT-PAC, on the other hand, gains full access to a global market through this acquisition.
The potential for cooperation between Doka and AT-PAC was demonstrated at the Bauma 2022 trade fair in Munich, where the two companies impressed visitors with a dual-branded stand that generated significant interest. The 30-meter high Ringlock scaffolding tower, climbed by 7,000 visitors, was a highlight of the event. The tower offered stunning views of the trade fair grounds from its 20-meter viewing platform.
Doka CEO, Robert Hauser, expressed his excitement about the acquisition, saying, “I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities that will be offered to existing and future customers, providing them with a wealth of knowledge, integrated products, and turnkey solutions for formwork, shoring, and scaffolding from a single source.”
Josh Dundon, previously the COO of AT-PAC, has been announced as the company’s new CEO. In a statement, Dundon said, “It is an exciting milestone for AT-PAC to become 100% part of the Doka and thus the Umdasch Group family. It further strengthens and demonstrates the success of our partnership since its inception 3 years ago.”
He added, “The combination of Doka’s industry-leading formwork solutions and extensive global sales network with AT-PAC’s high-quality products, services, and talent will create incredible value for our customers and opportunities for our employees worldwide.”
The acquisition of AT-PAC by Doka is expected to bring many benefits to the construction industry. Customers can now enjoy comprehensive global site solutions from a single source, while employees of both companies will have access to a wealth of knowledge, skills, and resources.
The combination of Doka’s expertise in formwork and AT-PAC’s experience in scaffolding is expected to drive growth and innovation in the industry.