AxFlow Ltd has bought UK pump distributor Crest Process Engineering Ltd.
Based in Radstock, Somerset, the ‘Crestpro’ business will now be known as AxFlow - Radstock and will continue trading from its current location.
Shareholders Ernie Burles and Nick Bolger have become AxFlow employees and remain as Radstock base manager and Radstock sales manager respectively. All other employees have also transferred to AxFlow employment.
Established in 1986, Crestpro has a strong presence in fluid handling and service support throughout the South West of England and South Wales.
“The engineering experience and facilities that Crestpro has established over many years is a perfect match for AxFlow, and enables us to give enhanced support for our customers at a local level and also grow our business in the South West of England and South Wales,” said AxFlow managing director Tony Peters. “The acquisition is of great significance because it also gives AxFlow exclusive distribution of the Argal centrifugal plastic mag-drive pump range and mechanical seals.”
Crestpro now becomes AxFlow’s South West base, adding to the company’s service and engineering bases in Aberdeen, Durham and Huddersfield.
These regional bases are supported from AxFlow’s new headquarters in Slough which provides sales, design and engineering services.
With the addition of Crestpro, AxFlow now has 100 employees and a targeted annual turnover approaching £20 million in the UK.