MDF profile manufacturer W.Howard Limited acquires Balcas Kildare
The MDF profile manufacturer and distributor W.Howard Group has acquired Balcas Kildare, the Ireland-based supplier of MDF profiles.
Balcas Kildare has been manufacturing decorative mouldings since 1988. With operations already in place at sites in Astley for W.Howard Limited (Manchester) and Newtown for Polyco Limited (Powys) as well as a dedicated collection and distribution depot based in West Thurrock, W.Howard Kildare Limited will expand the Group's reach across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
The W.Howard Group Managing Director, Graham Williams [in the picture on the left] said: "This deal will first and foremost bring confidence in the continuity of supply to our customers which will be achieved by manufacture at our three separate sites with supply of MDF and Chipboard from four major suppliers.
"The workforce at Balcas Kildare are highly skilled and knowledgeable regarding the manufacture and supply of MDF profiles with the added bonus of being able to supply the KOTA product."
Mr Graham added: "We look forward to providing a commercial offer encompassing a radically expanded product range accompanied by reduced and simplified lead times."
Jonathan Grant, CEO of the W.Howard Group commented: "The synergy between the two successful businesses has created an offer to the market which will further help its valued customers".