French firm takes over German rival to clamp an iron grip on the chipper market

French group SEE has used its Saelen Industrie subsidiary, a leading supplier of professional plant-waste chippers and shredders, to spearhead the takeover of a rival.

SEE announced the acquisition of Tünnissen, the German maker of wood chippers and stumpgrinders, last week.

"The purchase puts the SEE group in a unique position on the European market," said a representative for the Saelen Industrie.

Tünnissen used the announcement to thank the firm Fletcher Stewart for distributing its range of kit for the past 20 years.

Tünnissen would now be represented in the UK by Eric Hunter, another subsidiary of the SEE Group, said the spokesman.


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