From Diesel Equipment Limited to DEL
UK tail lift manufacturer, DEL Equipment, was acquired by Hiab in 2008. With this acquisition, Hiab's tail lift product range became the most comprehensive in the market, reinforcing the company’s position as global leader in this field.
To understand the origins of the name, DEL, we have to go back a bit further. DEL was earlier part of the Ultron group in North America. And Ultron started life as Diesel Equipment Limited (DEL) in 1945 in Toronto. It later expanded operations into the United States with the opening of the DEL America Corp plant in Buffalo in 1978, and adopted the name Ultron in 2002.