Hamburg, 16 January 2017 – Muehlhan AG (Entry Standard; ISIN DE000A0KD0F7) has acquired the business of the medium-sized Dutch scaffolding company Degraform Bekistingen en Steigers BV. The acquisition was part of an asset deal. By providing scaffolding for infrastructure projects, Degraform generates annual sales revenues in the mid-single-digit millions range. The company will be integrated into Muehlhan's Rotterdam scaffolding division, which concentrates on shipyard work. The previous owners will remain with the company and will continue to actively expand the scaffolding business in the Netherlands in the future.The Degraform acquisition is another step in Muehlhan's strategy to reduce its dependence on the maritime surface-protection business while expanding its work in the Industry/Infrastructure segment. The Group's financial strength and utilization of synergy effects from the integration will help Muehlhan to profitably expand its share of the scaffolding market at its Rotterdam site.