• Ruthmann Named Exclusive Distributor for France Elévateur in Germany, Austria and Switzerland On October 17th, Ruthmann Holdings GmbH, a Time Manufacturing Company, assumed exclusive distribution and maintenance of France Elévateur products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with its sales force and service center network. France Elevateur, which is also a Time Manufacturing Company brand, was… Read more »

  • In an interesting recent news piece, the Waco Tribune reported about our company-wide push to hire new, talented people. One key group is 50 new production and assembly jobs for a third manufacturing shift. These opportunities are at our Waco manufacturing productions and assembly facility. Interested candidates should apply at https://versalift.com/careers/. Time Manufacturing Company has… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company has completed its acquisition of France Elévateur (FE Group), a  European manufacturer of aerial work platforms which includes the France Elévateur, FE Deutschland, FE Benelux, and Movex brands. This acquisition is an important step forward in the company’s global growth plan as the combined company will provide better product availability, and service… Read more »

  • Rolf Kulawik, who has served as CEO and then Managing Director (after Time’s acquisition of Ruthmann in 2021) for more than a decade, will retire from his role in early July of 2022 and will be succeeded by 28 year veteran Uwe Strotmann. Curt Howell, Time Manufacturing Company CEO, said, “Having worked with Uwe over the… Read more »

  • Versalift UK to distribute Ruthmann STEIGER® and Ecoline brands across the UK and Ireland following the 2021 acquisition of Ruthmann by Time Manufacturing Company. By leveraging the vast Versalift UK sales and service network, Ruthmann products hit the ground running in the region. Versalift UK’s national network of trained engineers and technicians to better serve… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company Announces It Has Been Acquired by H.I.G. Capital In a press release dated December 1, 2021, Time Manufacturing Company announced that it has been acquired by H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity and alternative asset management company. The acquisition will allow Time Manufacturing to continue to strengthen its ability to support its… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company Announces Largest-Ever Presence at 2021 Utility Expo Time Manufacturing Company brands account for more than an acre of outdoor showroom space at this year’s Utility Expo in Louisville, KY. With three centrally located booths, Versalift, BrandFX and Ruthmann Reachmaster are showcasing dozens of pieces of equipment that play a crucial role in… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company acquired Aspen Aerials in 2018 and since has established upfit, sales, and service locations utilizing its 300,000 ft2 Versalift Export facility in Farsoe, Denmark.  The team headquarters out of Denmark has vast experience selling and servicing Versalift Aerial Devices both in Europe and for export to the rest of the world (ROW)…. Read more »

  • In a press release dated June 3, 2021, Time/Versalift announced the acquisition of CALCO Equipment Ltd, a Canadian distributor of cranes, snow and ice equipment, crane, dump, service and utility bodies. CALCO, which is a well-established Versalift distributor of more than 30 years, will be renamed Versalift Canada.  As Versalift Canada, the CALCO team will… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company continues to execute on its global growth plan. With its recent acquisition of Ruthmann, a market leading Germany-based manufacturer of aerial work platforms, Time Manufacturing Company has once again expanded its portfolio of innovative brands. Versalift, BrandFX and Aspen Aerials are each growing, and are hiring for manufacturing positions at all locations…. Read more »

  • Aspen Aerials Secures European Approval For Aspen A-62 Bridge Inspection Truck Aspen Aerials, the North American market leading manufacturer of bridge inspection equipment, is set to deliver its first bridge inspection truck for European markets. Having secured a CE Marking for its Aspen A-62 bridge inspection truck, the Aspen A-62 is in compliance with health,… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ruthmann, a European manufacturer of aerial work platforms. Ruthmann has a long history of manufacturing high-quality, truck-mounted aerial work platforms and has worked together with Time’s Versalift brand.   Time Manufacturing continues to execute on its global growth plan. The acquisition of Ruthmann by… Read more »

  • Bucket truck manufacturer Versalift parent Time Manufacturing Company announced earlier today that it has agreed to acquire Ruthmann, a European manufacturer of aerial work platforms. The deal is expected to close in Q1 2021. Ruthmann is headquartered in Gescher-Hochmoor, Germany. The company has a long history of manufacturing high-quality, truck-mounted aerial work platforms. The acquisition… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company has acquired the fiberglass bucket fabrication business unit from CPI, a long-time partner and supplier. CPI’s fiberglass bucket fabrication business will join Time Manufacturing subsidiary BrandFX, allowing the composite truck body manufacturer to expand its reputation as an industry-leading supplier for the many fleet industries it serves. Time Manufacturing Company continues to… Read more »

  • Time Manufacturing Company announced today that it has acquired industry-leading composite line and service body manufacturer BrandFX.  Established in 1984, BrandFX provides innovative, lightweight line and service bodies to fleets, nationwide. Versalift and BrandFX have worked closely for decades, delivering the most durable and lightweight bucket trucks on the market. For decades, BrandFX has manufactured… Read more »

  • Aerial lift manufacturer Versalift signs two new partnership agreements with Xuji Electric, a wholly owned subsidiary of the State Electric Grid of China, on December 18, 2018. This date, which falls on the 40th anniversary of the opening of China to foreign investment, is an auspicious moment. Versalift is a global manufacturer of bucket trucks,… Read more »

  • Waco, Texas – Aerial lift manufacturer Versalift, a Time Manufacturing Company, announced today that it has acquired Cannon Truck Equipment in a transaction that establishes a new company-owned distributor called “Versalift Midwest”. Versalift Midwest sells new Versalift truck-mounted aerial lifts, cable placers and digger derricks. It will also serve customers with a broad set of… Read more »

  • Beijing, China – Despite significant tariff increases between the United States and China and a challenging climate for international trade, XJ Electric (Xuji) and Versalift, a Time Manufacturing Company, have completed negotiations on two ground-breaking new joint ventures. XJ Electric is a major Chinese Electric Utility company and Versalift is a global manufacturer of bucket… Read more »

  • TIME MANUFACTURING COMPANY ACQUIRES ASPEN AERIALS AND ENTERS THE BRIDGE INSPECTION INDUSTRY   October 2, 2018 – Waco, Texas – Time Manufacturing/Versalift announced today that it has acquired Aspen Aerials in a deal that will create significant value by expanding its set of high quality product offerings, and at the same time, leveraging its own… Read more »

  • August 24, 2018 – Waco, Texas – Versalift, a Time Manufacturing Company announced today that it has acquired MAP Enterprises in a deal that expands the company-owned distributor “Versalift Southeast” into North and South Carolina. Versalift has been manufacturing aerial lifts, digger derricks, cable placers and other high reach equipment since the 1960’s. With this… Read more »

  • VERSALIFT INSULATED AERIAL LIFTS – EXPANDING RELATIONSHIPS IN CHINA Versalift has grown to become a preferred bucket truck for electric utility “hotline” work throughout many provinces of the People’s Republic of China. Versalifts units are already in regular operation in China, and constant work is being done to continue to support China’s ambitious infrastructure initiatives… Read more »

  • Government Imposed Harmonized Tariff Increases – Versalift Response The recently revised harmonized tariff schedulesignificantly increases the cost of imported steel and aluminum to American manufacturers. The recently revised tariff exclusions, however, present an opportunity for American manufacturers to work harder finding trade partners and avoiding passing price hikes on to the customer. WTO trade sanctions… Read more »

  • Versalift is a market-leading manufacturer of bucket trucks, digger derricks and cable placers based in Waco, TX. The company is increasing production to meet the demand of those at-risk communities in the United States, Puerto Rico and neighboring Caribbean Islands that were hardest hit by hurricanes and, more recently, wildfires. The destruction of the September… Read more »

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Waco, Texas – Bucket trucks were the talk of the show at ICUEE 2017, where Versalift introduced the new members of its executive leadership team. The company announced new technologies, innovations, equipment and programs. Each of these is designed to help its network of bucket truck distributors to better serve their customer… Read more »

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VERSALIFT DEBUTS TRUGUARD 2.0, LIGHT CABLE PLACER & HEAVY DIGGER DERRICK AT ICUEE Waco, Texas, October 3, 2017 – Today, Versalift introduced TruGuard 2.0, the most advanced dielectric isolation system in the aerial lift industry, the brand new STP-36, a light cable placer unit, and the TMD-4000 series of heavy duty digger… Read more »

  • HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 6, 2017) – The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that it acquired Time Manufacturing Company (“Time”) from O’Flaherty Holdings Limited. Headquartered in Waco, Texas, Time is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of vehicle-mounted aerial lifts primarily for the telecom and electric utility… Read more »

  • June 27, 2016 (Waco, Texas) – Time Manufacturing Company announced today that Blade Platforms, North America’s leading company for truck-mounted aerial platform rentals and wind turbine inspection, cleaning, repair and general maintenance services recently acquired the Ruthmann Steiger T235A after successfully showing and presenting the machine at this years’ AWEA Conference and Exhibition held in… Read more »

  • At last year’s International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, Versalift introduced to the fleet the Skybird 215-I, our highest-reaching vehicle. The Skybird is a hybrid of all the best features of bucket trucks and utility vehicles and provides accessibility, security, power, and height. Designed with transmission linemen and inspectors in mind, the capabilities of the… Read more »

  •  Time Manufacturing Company will exhibit at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), June 5-8, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. Time Manufacturing/VERSALIFT is proud to be a platinum-level sponsor again this year and joins an elite group of about 100 companies which have been invited to display their products at this ‘by invitation-only’ event. Held annually,… Read more »

  • One of Versalifts most powerful and diverse units, the PHX 180-I made its debut at the 2015 International Construction Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE). The sleek modern design and impressive capabilities of the PHX represent a compilation of the best engineering ideas produced during Versalifts 50 years of brainstorming. The PHX mounts on a Freightliner commercial… Read more »