Acquisition prompts expansion for Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd
Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and stockists of non-mechanical construction equipment in the UK. Responsible for exporting a range of non-mechanical construction related products worldwide, the firm has business connections in mainland Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Having built its reputation for supplying high quality equipment, while maintaining best value for money, Metal Spraying has become one of the most trusted suppliers in the UK.
The family-run business has solidified itself as one of the best providers of construction equipment, combining industry knowledge with an approachable and friendly attitude to attract and retain clients. With the help and guidance of Managing Director, Ranjit Dale, the company has grown from a small niche business at the turn of the millennium to one of the most well-known suppliers in the UK.
With partners and customers based oversees, Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd has successfully gained a reputation for providing some of the highest quality non-mechanical equipment to firms all over the world. Now respected as one of the largest independently owned distribution specialists for construction projects, Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd boasts a combined turnover of £20 million, and this growth shows no signs of slowing. Utilising a streamlined operation, the company supplies some of the market’s highest quality products at a competitive price, and are currently one of the preferred suppliers for two of the UK’s main scaffolding companies.
This popularity and growth has prompted the business to recently acquire Cannock-based Scaffolding & Construction Products Limited (SCP) from Alumasc PLC, as they look to further expand their offering and capitalise on recent success. Having worked closely with Alumasc for almost 20 years, the acquisition will help safeguard jobs and ensure long-term certainty of supply for the construction industry. This new partnership will also allow Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd to expand their current product range, offering a range of new services which will help their customers improve performance. The help of the City of Wolverhampton Council and its partners in the Growth Hub made this acquisition possible. The Councils Business Navigator and Investment Co-ordinator offered ongoing support to Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd throughout the entire process. They signposted important contacts for the company to meet with, and discuss future recruitment and ongoing development support, helping them continue with their five-year growth plan. The support provided to the business has been delivered as a result of the ERDF Black Country AIM Programme.
Whilst building a reputation for global product distribution, Metal Spraying Ltd is also known for its innovation, and its commitment to creating and developing new product design concepts. Working with University of Wolverhampton, a partner of the BCGH, the company is in the process of developing a sustainable composite alternative to the wooden boards used within the scaffolding industry. As industry leaders, the company has made it their responsibility to create eco-friendly products that revolutionise the industry and offer clients a greener alternative. The City Council has also helped the company to explore a waste wood to energy plant adjacent to the municipal waste site, again demonstrating the company’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. On top of this, they have four new designs for scaffolding ‘parts’, which they hope to bring to market in the future – two of which are patented and not far off being ready to manufacture and start marketing. This ethos of innovation and creation has allowed Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd to progress their business, producing high-quality components that allow them to intrigue potential clients and win new business.
Having experienced plenty of recent growth following the acquisition of SCP, Metal Spraying (UK) Ltd has also had to consider additional recruitment to meet the growing demands of clients. Recently employing a Sales Manager and Accounts Administrator, the company aims to recruit and develop more staff as part of its ongoing five-year growth plan. The company is looking to offer a number of their staff upskilling in people management, sales skills, confidence building and a number of other important skills which will help push the expanded company forward. Ranjit Dale, owner of the business added, “Our growth plans for the next 5 years will also generate additional business and job opportunities in the Wolverhampton area, and we are grateful to the Black Country Growth Hub and City of Wolverhampton Council for the support they have shown for this venture.”