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Bridgend - August 27th, 2009
Acquisition by TBDUK Ltd (Bridgend,UK) expands their Ground Support Equipment range
Strong growth has helped TBDUK, the ground support equipment manufacturer, to continue it's business
expansion plans with the acquisition of prestigious engineering company Owen Holland Engineering.
The company, which provides ground support and specialist access solutions to the Ministry of Defence
and commercial aviation sectors has also seen incremental growth in the manufacturing and construction
Managing Director Steve Meredith said, "The Company has put in an extremely strong performance
against a backdrop of lower economic growth in many of our markets which has allowed this investment in
the group". Owen Holland has traded successfully since 1965 and manufactures a broad range of standard
Dollies, Trailers, Static Stands and Storage Racks.
"This acquisition will make us one of the largest and well-balanced providers of ground support equipment
solutions to a broad range of domestic and international markets." added Meredith.
The existing product portfolio has grown to include passenger and crew boarding steps as well as
maintenance steps used by many of the world's international airlines. However, the company is also proud
of its ability to tailor bespoke solutions such as aircraft docking staging to individual requirements using
close customer consultation and the latest 3D modelling software.
Engineering Director Phil Summers added, "The addition of airport handling equipment to our access
range will strengthen our long-term market position by offering customers a complete solution to our
TBDUK is considering further investments and is currently looking at expanding its manufacturing
capacity in South Wales. Meredith said, "Whilst production will move to our main Bridgend manufacturing
operation to ensure production efficiency is maintained, we will make certain that orders are delivered on
time and customers experience no disruption to supply during this transitional period."
TBDUK is a part of the highly respected T.B. Davies family of Companies founded in 1945 by T. Bryn
Davies. Specialists in Ground Support Equipment and Specialist Access Solutions for Major Clients
predominately in the Aerospace and Defence Sectors.
Category Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing
Tags owen holland engineering, tbduk, ground support equipment
Owen Holland [Engineering]
(T B Davies (UK) Ltd), Waterton House,Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3US
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