UK System Scaffold Hire has announced the acquisition of the former HAKI UK Head Office and logistics hub in Tamworth.
The acquisition completed this month, with the undisclosed deal also including the purchase of £1.5 million of HAKI systems and allowed the firm to create seven new jobs.
It is a “return home” for UKSSH Managing Director Gary Griffiths, who started his scaffold career as a yard hand at the Tamworth site some 35 years ago and who explains that UKSSH’s strategic plan always included a Midlands operation.
UKSSH said that many of its senior team reside in the area so the Tamworth facility presented the ideal opportunity.
The Tamworth site will operate in addition to the company’s current site in Chesterfield, with the purchase reflecting both UKSSH’s impressive growth over the last few years and its ambitions for the future.
“The acquisition further cements our relationship with Haki as their preferred Hire Partner and will obviously make it easier for us to service our existing customers in the Midlands and the South, but it is also a strategic move which will put us in a prime position to support major infrastructure projects such as HS2 and the construction programme leading up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022,” Gary explained.
A full report on the acquisition will be available in the forthcoming Scaffmag magazine issue 11