Tamworth engineering group snaps up north-west counterpart

Belgrave & Powell, the Tamworth engineering services group, has bought Trufab based in Rochdale, Lancashire.

Some 29 employee jobs have been retained, and the new business will continue to trade from the same 68,000 sq ft facility. The firm will change its name to Trufab Technologies Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it was completed in conjunction with Realta Consulting and Stral Investments.

Trufab is a supplier of stainless steel fabrication components to the food, pharmaceutical and machinery industries and with the acquisition.

Paul Ward, a partner in Belgrave & Powell, will lead the company as part of Belgrave & Powell’s Machine Technology Group. He said: “We’re delighted to have acquired such great capability in high quality fabrication work via Trufab and their employees are a key part of the successful calibre and reputation built up with their extensive customer base both in the UK and internationally. Trufab will form a key part of our UK manufacturing growth plans in stainless steel fabrication for specialist applications and we look forward to growing this business into adjacent sectors within our complimentary customer base. ”

Belgrave and Powell is an engineering services group with activities including specialist machine tool services, robotics, automation, tooling manufacture and distribution operating from facilities in Rochdale, Preston, Plymouth and Tamworth. Businesses in the group include Weld UK, Dean Smith & Grace Lathes, GAC Rail, Autotech Robotics, Addison Forming Technologies, Techni-grind and Maydown International.

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