On April 30th, Great Plains Manufacturing completed its acquisition of Simba International Ltd.
With the purchase, Great Plains hopes to increase its sales throughout Europe. Great Plains already maintains overseas offices in Eastern Europe, where its business has been growing.
Simba employs 87 people, is located in Sleaford, England, and maintains a 61,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant. Simba is best known for its line of tillage equipment designed for the narrow transport and intensive production in Western Europe. The company reports its key countries for business are Great Britain, France, Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Australia and New Zealand.
Great Plains founder and owner Roy Applequist says the greatest synergies will come in the company's marketing efforts. He reports this acquisition will greatly add to the company's tillage line up globally.
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