Doka acquires majority stake in AT-PAC
By Lindsey Anderson06 July 2022
Formwork and scaffolding specialist Doka has taken a majoirty stake in U.S.-based scaffolding business AT-PAC.
The deal comes two years after Doka and AT-PAC formed an initial partnership in 2020 to deliver construction site solutions globally while expanding its footprint. The majority stake positions Doka as a single source for formwork and scaffolding for the global construction community, as well as for industrial customers.
“AT-PAC has 25 years of experience manufacturing high-quality scaffolding and is a major player in various sectors,” said Robert Hauser, CEO of Doka. “With AT-PAC, Doka will be able to focus on the industrial sector worldwide, as well as supporting our current customers according to the one-stop-shop principle.
“With a single request, clients now have access to a comprehensive formwork and scaffolding portfolio, consistent customer support, and expanded access to Doka services across the globe. The ability to source comprehensive construction solutions from a single supplier serves to increase operational efficiencies and reduce project material lead times.
“The customized solutions support streamlined operations and simplify administrative processes. “Our customer’s needs are always at the center of our attention, and with this expanded offering we are optimizing processes and reducing interfaces to create added value for our customers.”
Doka said the agreement will allow the company to address an entirely new customer segment in the industrial sector via AT-PAC, which the company is renowned for.
“Together we can perfectly serve the requirements and the needs of customers in the hydropower plant, chemical and mining industries, among others,” said Hauser. “By leveraging Doka’s global network and AT-PAC’s experience, we can unlock further growth potential in industrial scaffolding and be part of the entire project lifecycle.”
Jeff Davis, CEO of AT-PAC, said, “Today marks a prominent landmark in our already-illustrious 25-year history. We have been providing innovative scaffold access products and solutions that drive positive impact on large industrial projects all over the world with great success.
“Doka has seen our dedication to providing the best level of service to our clients, as well as proving our in-house capabilities to develop and deploy a world-renowned DIBt-certified scaffolding system Ringlock, designed and developed from our global HQ in Atlanta. The majority shareholding only strengthens our ability to service our clients, and we are very excited about our future opportunities to prosper and continue to grow our amazing company”.