WH Scott & Son Engineers Ltd (WHS), a market leader in lifting equipment and engineering services, has completed its acquisition of London-based elevator roping company, ReRopes Ltd.

This marks another huge step forward in terms of capability and geographic expansion for the company, providing a fixed base and excellent facilities right in the heart of London.

Celebrating 125 years in business this year, the acquisition builds on WHS’s already strong engineering base and, utilising the new team, facilities and additional expertise, the company plans to expand its offering in roping and elevator services.

During the transitional period, WHS has already brought ReRopes in line with its current procedures and management system, with both companies now holding ISO9001:2015, ISO45001 and ISO14001 accreditations.

Established in 1986, ReRopes was the first independent company in the UK to provide a supply and fit roping service to the lift industry. They provide a full turnkey service to ensure safe and efficient lift re-roping and associated maintenance activities.

Patrick Doyle, managing director of WHS explains, ‘having a quality market leader based in London with service people all over the UK is a fantastic opportunity for us. ReRopes operates in a niche market and the ability to broaden our offering and increase our knowledge is one we could not ignore.”

Marc Heath, COO of WHS, continues, ‘this is a great acquisition for WH Scott and there are clear synergies between both companies. We look forward to working with the team at ReRopes to grow their business throughout the UK and Ireland.’

Sean Mulvihill, director of ReRopes adds, ‘we have the experience, knowledge and people that will benefit immensely from being part of a larger group, who have in house HR, HSQE, financial stability and a proven track record for corporate management. We are looking forward to the journey that we are about to embark on.’

Conal Curran, WHS CFO states, ‘we will offer a stable financial presence and security to ReRopes, investing in them to achieve double digit growth whilst also having a stable and strong balance sheet, helping the company reach its new set goals.’

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