Mammoet has confirmed that as of today (8 January 2020) its acquisition of ALE is complete, and that the businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand. The acquisition was originally announced in July 2019. Over the coming months a fully developed integration plan will be rolled out that will focus on bringing the two organizations. The combined business will operate 140 offices and branches worldwide. Michael Birch, until now a member of ALE’s Executive Board of Management, has joined Mammoet’s Executive Board. Paul van Gelder, Mammoet CEO, commented: “We are looking forward to working together with our new colleagues all over the world and establishing long term relationships with our customers, existing and new. We will put all our efforts into supporting them with their activities aimed at enhancing cities, businesses and communities that are all part of the transition to a more sustainable future. As their goals increase in size and complexity, we must reshape ourselves to support them while keeping our primary focus on safety." ALE was a privately held company specialising in heavy transport and lifting, including transportation and installation of heavy items. It was headquartered in Stafford UK and employed around 1,800 people. The company has supported a of offshore energy clients, shipyards, ports and civil engineering projects. Mammoet is a privately held Dutch company specialised in engineered heavy lifting and transport of oversized and heavy objects. It has completed operations in various sectors across the world. Before the acquisition the company employed around 5,000 people across its global offices and branches operating from its European headquarters in Schiedam.