Scott Group acquires pallet manufacturing firm in Lincoln

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Scott Group has acquired Whirlowdale Trading Co. Ltd (WTC) in a deal which expands access to the range of sustainable pallet solutions available from the group’s existing pallet businesses; Scott Pallets, HLC and Pallet Logistics.

The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of WTC will provide additional operational capacity and capability nationally, particularly in the reconditioned business.

WTC employs 85 staff and operates its pallet manufacturing and reconditioned business from eight locations in Rotherham (head office and site), Lincoln, Burton, Rainham, Sedgefield, Birtley and Castleford.

Together Scott Pallets and WTC will offer security of supply and support to customers in all parts of the UK across a diverse range of industry sectors.

Alan Gibson, Scott Pallets’ Managing Director, said: “The combined businesses will deliver enhanced security of supply through access to our exceptionally well established, diverse and controlled reconditioned pallet supply chains.

“Customers will also benefit from our exceptional combined in-house depth of industry knowledge and technical competence.”

Andrew Pearce, previous owner of Whirlowdale, added: “I’m delighted to be remaining as a director of the business

“Our combined range of pallet products and services, delivered nationally is exceptional.”