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OP Group acquires Erjo OSW

OP Group has announced that it has acquired the assets of Erjo OSW AB, a Swedish chipper manufacturer that filed bankruptcy in July this year. The new company OP Erjo AB will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of OP Group effective immediately.

A forwarder-mounted Erjo OSW drum chipper.

A forwarder-mounted Erjo OSW drum chipper.

On July 12, Sweden-based Erjo OSW AB, a manufacturer of chippers and allied equipment for the wood processing and biomass industries filed for bankruptcy. A month later Olofsson-Persson AB (OP Group), a Sweden-headed group of companies that manufacture, sell and service a range of recycling equipment and machinery on the Nordic market announced that it had acquired the assets of Erjo OSW and will operate the company as a wholly owned subsidiary under the new name OP Erjo AB.

According to a statement OP Group all staff have been offered continued employment and OP Erjo AB will continue the manufacture and service of Erjo machinery at its facility Markaryd, Sweden.

A trucked-mounted Erjo OSW disc-chipper.

A trucked-mounted Erjo OSW disc-chipper.

Furthermore, it sees an opportunity to develop products with the experience available at Erjo and in the other OP companies. For instance there are plans to develop truck-mounted Doppstadt chippers in Markaryd, for which OP Group is a Scandinavian representative via its subsidiary OP System AB. OP Erjo AB also plans to offer service for logging trucks, timber superstructures and crane service.

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