Scott Group has acquired Cheshire-based Northern Case in a strategic deal which supports Scott Group’s timber pallet business, Scott Pallets, in improving its geographical presence and operational capability in the North West of England, as it continues to serve local industry nationwide.
The Northern Case Ellesmere Port site is undoubtedly a very positive addition to the Scott Pallets portfolio. Its state of the art facilities include automated production, kilning, covered storage, an experienced team, and further space to expand the business on the seven-acre site. A staff of 45 employees is currently employed by Northern Case, and Scott Group hopes to increase this number over time as future investment plans are formulated with the local management team.
The Northern Case business will benefit from Scott Group’s secure long-term timber supply, technical capabilities, wider team knowledge and range of sustainable pallet solutions.
Alan Gibson, Managing Director of Scott Pallets, said: “Our businesses are well aligned, and aim to provide our customers with a complete pallet solution to best meet their needs for the safe and sustainable transportation of goods. By joining forces, we are able to improve our ability to supply our goods and services the length and breadth of the UK. Existing customers will benefit from our combined geographical reach, access to high quality new and reconditioned timber pallets and the knowledge and expertise that backs-up a successful working relationship.”
The Group now offers an unrivalled national network of multi-faceted manufacturing sites, operating to the highest manufacturing standards with particular focus on quality, health and safety, customer service and account management.
Greg Milton, Managing Director at Northern Case, said: “’Having built a successful family business over the last 30 years, now is an appropriate time to sell to a forward thinking company like Scott Pallets who can add sufficient resource and investment to ensure that our facility realise our full potential.”
The deal was supported by HSBC with BTO and Campbell Dallas advising Scott Pallets, and Cobham Murphy and Hill Dickinson LLP advising Northern Case.