Naylor Concrete Products has acquired the business and certain assets of concrete fencing manufacturer Procter Fencing for an undisclosed sum.
Procter Fencing is a manufacturer and supplier of concrete fence posts and ancillary products. The business has a turnover of £3.3m, is based in Garforth and employs 32 people; Procter director Keith Kirwin will be joining Naylor.
Naylor Chief Executive Edward Naylor said: “We’re looking forward to working with the Procter team to develop their fencing range and capacity and are excited about being able to offer our customers a wider range of concrete products.”
Naylor Concrete Products Ltd is based at Barugh Green, Barnsley and is part of Naylor Industries plc, a fourth-generation family group of manufacturing businesses.
The company has been manufacturing prestressed concrete lintels for over 50 years; its precast activities tanks and retaining walls date back to the acquisition of White’s (Concrete) Ltd in 2016.
The company recently commissioned a new £2m automated lintel manufacturing plant which has improved productivity and increased capacity.
Our new £2m extruded Lintel plant is now up & running at Barugh Green & has produced its first output. The new plant represents a significant increase in capacity- particularly of Eco Lintels. Over 11 days, 250m of prestressing beds were installed; commissioning was overseen by a team of engineers from Spanish equipment suppliers Prensoland.
Naylor Industries has opened a new £2m lintel factory at its concrete products plant at Barugh Green, near Barnsley.
The investment allows the family-owned company to increase its supply to the UK construction industry.
Naylor has been manufacturing lintels- structural concrete beams- for more than half a century and has seen considerable growth over recent years. The company has supplied prestigious schemes across the UK including The Old War Office at Whitehall, London and St James Shopping Centre in Edinburgh.
In 2015, the company moved from its previous leasehold site at Ossett, near Wakefield to a new 9-acre freehold site at Barugh Green, which has given the company space to expand.
The new plant represents both the introduction of cutting-edge automation as well as a significant increase in capacity.
Edward Naylor, Chief Executive at Naylor Industries, said: “We’ve got ambitious plans for Naylor Concrete Products and the new plant will help our business fulfil its growth potential.
“The construction industry will be central to the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis and we are proud to be playing our part.”
Naylor Industries last month announced a £5m funding package from HSBC UK to support the business through pandemic trading conditions and facilitate projects for future growth.
The lintel factory project followed an initial meeting between Naylor and Spanish machinery supplier Prensoland at Munich’s Bauma international trade fair in April 2019. Following a design phase, the equipment was ordered in December 2019.
Helen MacIntosh, Naylor’s Development Director said: “Building the new plant was not without challenge, as much of the work was underway when the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
“The project has been safely completed on time and on budget, with Prensoland manufacturing the equipment through the Spanish lockdown and local civil engineering and electrical contractors Shanco and Reids managing to recover time lost as a result of pandemic-related disruption.
“Most recently, a team of Spanish commissioning engineers visited Yorkshire to complete equipment installation and train Naylor personnel in plant operation procedures.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the new plant and look forward to supporting our customers in the UK construction industry.”
About Naylor Industries:
Naylor Industries is a fourth-generation family manufacturing business which employs 400 people across five manufacturing sites: three in the Barnsley area, one in Fife and one in the Midlands.
Naylor is a well-established supplier to the construction industry; its range includes clay and plastic pipes and concrete products. Most recently, the company has developed a bespoke products division, Naylor Specialist Plastics, which manufactures tubes and profiles for a wide variety of applications and industries. The group lists its annual turnover at £55m.
Naylor Concrete Products has invested £2m in state of the art extruding equipment in their lintel factory at Barugh Green, near Barnsley. The new plant represents both the introduction of cutting-edge automation as well as a welcome increase in capacity. 250m of prestressing beds were installed over a period of 11 days.
Our new lintel plant has arrived safely from Spain – and will be up and running in July! The plant introduces new areas of automation as well as a welcome increase in capacity. Perhaps surprisingly, the project remains on schedule with our Spanish supplier Prensoland working through the lockdown period and civils work at Barugh Green having been completed on time.