Taylor has acquired Oldham-based container manufacturer Sellers in a move that brings two renowned waste industry brands together and represents a coup for British-based manufacturing.
The deal has protected jobs and follows a period of sustained growth for Taylor over the last 12 months, in which it has won a series of high-profile domestic and international contracts and significantly expanded its product portfolio.
David Williams, Taylor – “The acquisition brings together two celebrated businesses, each with a successful complementary product portfolio, and will ensure that both brands continue to flourish in an increasingly competitive domestic and international marketplace”
Taylor’s CEO David Williams said: “Like Taylor, Sellers is at heart a family business with a unique identity that is widely respected throughout the industry. We aim to retain this whilst enhancing the customer service experience in line with the Taylor offering. The acquisition brings together two celebrated businesses, each with a successful complementary product portfolio, and will ensure that both brands continue to flourish in an increasingly competitive domestic and international marketplace.”
The acquisition will consolidate operational efficiencies, retain the geographical locations of each business and build on the strengths that Taylor and Sellers have established over a long and successful history of manufacturing.
Brian Sellers, who founded Sellers in 1975, will join the Taylor executive team with Clive Gallagher, who will oversee the Oldham site.
On the acquisition Clive added: “This deal has ensured that Sellers is a stronger business going forward and will be a catalyst for the development of the Oldham manufacturing site. I’m delighted to be joining the Taylor Group board and relish the challenge ahead.”
The Sellers acquisition is the latest part of a growth strategy that has already seen Taylor expand into international territories such as Malaysia and Kuwait.
The group will now focus on developing new products and services for both its home and export markets.