Going forward, the business will trade as Atlantic Plastics Ltd and continue to operate out of its head office and manufacturing base in Bridgend, South Wales.
Atlantic Plastics has a strong portfolio of leading water industry brands including ATPLAS below ground meter boxes, EBCO gunmetal valves and fittings, and Talbot push-fit fittings. The valve part of the business remains in scope of TALIS Group and the UK market will be served by TALIS’s brands.
Atlantic Plastics will remain a standalone business alongside AVK UK, Fusion Group, and Glenfield Invicta. The current management team remains in place led by Managing Director, James Fry.
Paul Hubbard, AVK UK Group Chairman, commented as follows:
‘This is a really exciting acquisition with huge potential.
Atlantic Plastics is an excellent strategic fit and further strengthens AVK UK’s market position in the UK water industry and in Ireland. The acquisition also opens distribution channels into a range of international markets including France and the Middle East.
We have already established an investment plan with the Atlantic Plastics management team covering productivity, capacity enhancements, product development and business support.
I know Atlantic Plastics will benefit from being part of the global AVK organisation where they will be able to access further support in the key strategic areas of growth, leadership and lean.
I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone in AVK to wish the Atlantic Plastics management team every success.’
AVK UK Group includes AVK UK (utility valves and hydrants); Fusion Group (electrofusion fittings); and, Glenfield Invicta (site services). Key market sectors include water, gas, and environmental engineering.
Pictured left to right, Paul Hubbard (AVK UK Group Chairman), with the TALIS Management Team – Graeme Watson (Operations Director), Gary Deacon (Sales Director) and James Fry (Managing Director).
For further information please contact:
Julia Nixon, Head of Marketing, AVK UK.
T: +44 (0) 1246 479100, E: Juni@avkuk.co.uk