MHE-Demag Expands Industrial Equipment Business in the Philippines

16.08.17 Members' Corner

Leading material handling company will expand equipment rental business, enabling customers to reduce capital outlay and focus on strategic areas of their business.

Manila, August 16, 2017: As the digital economy continues to disrupt industries at rapid speed, companies in the Philippines are actively seeking to streamline their operations to become lean and agile. To help enable this transformation, leading material handling company, MHE-Demag is announcing plans to expand its equipment rental services in the country to allow companies to focus their capital and talent on business growth opportunities.

A joint venture between diversified industrial group Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) and Demag Cranes and Components Gmbh, MHE-Demag provides lift trucks to customers, along with maintenance and technical staff support. The company's revenue from the lift truck rental business increased by 50% in the last year, and MHE-Demag is now seeking to expand its portfolio by offering cranes and aerial work platforms for rental to customers in the country. 

Marc von Grabowski, President, MHE-Demag Philippines said, “In this fast-changing environment, the concept of renting instead of buying is favourable for many business set-ups. People are looking for worry-free solutions for their material handling needs. Warehousing and logistic companies have started to move away from the norm of owning their equipment and are shifting to solution providers who will take away the responsibility of maintenance, stock keeping for spare parts, and technician employment."

“Besides improved cash flow and lower business risks, renting also provides the users with access to the latest equipment technology which will have significant business impact by enhancing worker productivity and increasing per-hour profitability on the work site. It is a cost-effective way to avoid equipment obsolescence and to add more efficient and emissions-compliant machines to their businesses”, added Marc.

MHE-Demag currently serves clients from the food and beverages industry, third party logistic warehouse and fast-moving consumer goods industry. The company have worked with well-known companies such as Nestle Philippines, Dole Philippines, Robinsons Corporation and Procter and Gamble, among many others.

The company’s truck rental is available across the whole of Philippines through its branch network in Manila, Cebu, Batangas, Pampanga, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Ormoc and Iloilo. As part of its expansion goals, MHE-Demag is planning to expand its truck rental business into new industries like power generation and agriculture businesses.


Established since 1972, MHE-Demag is the name for material handling. We engineer, manufacture and maintain a comprehensive range of industrial cranes and hoists, warehousing equipment such as lift trucks and dock levellers, aerial work platforms, building maintenance units for safe working at heights, as well as automated car parking systems. Our customised solutions serve a wide range of industries from general manufacturing to aerospace, covering a broad customer base. 

A joint venture between Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd and Demag Cranes and Components Gmbh, MHE-Demag is headquartered in Singapore and operates within its close-knit regional network in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam, among others. Our operation is supported by 11 manufacturing facilities and 63 strategically located branches in the region.

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Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)

Since 1963 we have worked in partnerships with industrial global market leaders to transform possibilities into opportunities. Operating across the region, our activities span manufacturing, engineering and distribution. Our 4,500 people develop meaningful products and services for the 20,000 customers we serve. We have seven core business units: Cable Technology, Ingredients, Life Sciences, Material Handling, Offshore, Packaging and Technology. We operate in nine of the ten ASEAN countries through a network spanning 76 locations, including 24 manufacturing facilities.

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Media contacts:

Anthea Ho

Manager - Corporate Communications

Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)

Tel : +60 378616216

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Andrew Wong

Blue Totem Communications

Tel:+65 9199 3623

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