The deal will enable Ontario-based O’Brien Installations to broaden its geographical reach thanks to Sling-Choker’s various sites that include presence in Northern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.

Sling-Choker will distribute a number of products and systems that include overhead cranes, jib cranes, workstation cranes, chain hoists and wire rope hoists.

Wayne Davis, vice president of O’Brien Installations said: "Sling-Choker has a long established presence in the market with a strong crane field service team in many locations we would like to reach.

"In addition, the company offers a variety of crane accessories complementing our products and allowing them to provide end-to-end solutions."

In addition, the company plans to hire additional qualified field service technicians to maintain their high level of service going forward.