Burton Safes has completed a merger with Safe & Vault Company. Ownership of the new group is shared between the existing management teams. Former Burton Safes Managing Director Ben Lewis has become Group MD, with Safe & Vault’s Adam Greenway as Group Director.
The new group has ambitious goals for future expansion and development, as Ben Lewis, Group Managing Director, explains: “We’re delighted with the new partnership. It puts us in a strong position to challenge the market leaders, with the increased capacity and enhanced capability providing an excellent foundation to develop the business and drive growth.”
Following the merger, the companies will maintain independent brands and premises, while working together in a strategic partnership. Burton Safes will act as the main distribution arm of the group, with Safe & Vault providing engineering, design, product development, installation and servicing.
Adam Greenaway, Group Director, said: “Having access to Burton’s sales team and infrastructure opens up huge opportunities for in-house development and expansion. It provides a strong route to market for our security solutions for the domestic, commercial and ATM markets – in the UK and overseas.”
The new group now employs around 60 people, and will continue to operate from its existing premises in Holmfirth and Leeds.