ZIEGLER, also known as Albert ZIEGLER GmbH, announced that it has acquired shares in the globally renowned manufacturer of aerial rescue platforms, CELA srl, company based in Italy. The cooperation will be on the development, production and sales of aerial rescue platforms. At the beginning of the year, ZIEGLER had sealed the cooperation with CELA srl by purchasing 25 percent of CELA srl shares. Through the cooperation, ZIEGLER is, therefore, able to expand its vehicle portfolio in the area of aerials and water towers, and creates a new market for high quality rescue stages mainly for the international market. Telescopic aerial platforms and water towers CELA designs and manufactures telescopic aerial platforms and water towers In the product range for fire rescue stages, CELA designs and manufactures telescopic aerial platforms and water towers. With their innovative and technologically advanced solutions, CELA srl is able to produce telescopic aerial platforms with a working height of 22 - 72 meters and water towers with a working height of 18 - 72 meters. In addition, special vehicles can be developed on customer request. At the manufacturing site in Corte Franca (Brescia), in Northern Italy, CELA produces about 300 vehicles per year with 70 employees so far mainly for the industrial use. ZIEGLER – CELA srl partnership "The cooperation with CELA allows us, not only to expand our range of vehicles, but also to complete it. We are very glad that we have found a partner, who has already been established by long experience on the firefighting vehicle market in the area of the telescopic and articulated aerial platforms worldwide", said René Pol, Member of the Board of Management and CSO of the ZIEGLER Group. "I am sure that the complementarity of the activities of ZIEGLER and Cela will generate synergies extremely useful for the growth of both companies; the common objectives in terms of high quality products and technological innovation are the solid foundation on which, this welcome partnership, is based," said Paolo Troni, President of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CELA srl.