Hodgson Sealants Group Ltd, the parent company of Hodgson Sealants Ltd based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, has acquired the entire share capital of independent private label sealant manufacturer Britchem Ltd from the previous owners Roy Barton and Trevor Jones.
Britchem Ltd, located in Heckmondwike in West Yorkshire, was founded in 2002. The company is an independent private label manufacturer of sealants for both UK and export customers. Hodgson Sealants was founded in 1968 and, together with its sister company HS Butyl Ltd based in Hampshire, is the leading independent sealant and butyl tape manufacturer in the UK employing some 200+ people.
The technologies manufactured at both companies are complementary and this acquisition allows the newly extended Group to offer customers an unrivalled range of UK manufactured sealant and tape technologies, as well as increased capacity to meet the demands of the group’s growing sales.
Britchem will continue to be run as an independent company within the Hodgson Sealants Group.
“Britchem is a successful well-run business, and it has been a pleasure to work with the Roy Barton and Trevor Jones to bring this company on board,” says Charles Hodgson of Hodgson Sealants Group. “We are really looking forward to welcoming all the staff and customers of Britchem into the Hodgson Sealants Group. We share many values with them including a strong customer and quality focus, a flexible manufacturing approach, and a trust and belief in our people. We are determined to build on the success already enjoyed by Britchem.”
Hodgson’s were supported in this acquisition by Richard Firth of Leeds based Park Place Corporate Finance, Matthew Smith and Samuel Peake of Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP, with funding provided by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.