Tadweld Limited makes first-ever acquisition
Tadweld Limited, an engineering and fabrication specialist based in Tadcaster, has announced the successful acquisition of AJAX Safe Access from Canal Engineering, reinforcing its standing in the UK engineering sector.
AJAX has carved out a reputation for delivering cutting-edge safe access solutions across varied industries, including warehousing, quarrying, mining, petrochemicals, and road tanker access. The addition of established products like folding tanker access steps, roller step units, and various pallet gates enhances Tadweld’s robust offering in the market.
Chris Houston, Tadweld’s Managing Director, commented: “AJAX’s innovative product range is highly complementary to our existing portfolio of access solutions and walkways, and aligns seamlessly with our commitment to quality and safety. We are eager to explore synergies and invest in the brand further.”
Canal Engineering’s Managing Director, Gareth Bull, expressed confidence in the acquisition: “Tadweld’s reputation and expertise assure us that the AJAX brand is in capable hands, poised for continued growth and innovation.”
This acquisition includes all finished and work-in-progress goods, drawings, and tooling of AJAX Safe Access.
Furthermore, Tadweld has welcomed Mike Godbert to the team as Business Development Manager. With 17 years of experience under his belt as AJAX’s Technical Sales Manager, Mike’s wealth of knowledge will be instrumental in accelerating the integration of AJAX products into Tadweld’s portfolio.
Houston warmly welcomed Mike, stating: “Mike’s in-depth knowledge of AJAX’s offerings and industry insights will be pivotal in ensuring a smooth transition and sustained innovation. We are excited about the expertise and energy he brings to the table.”
The acquisition creates three new jobs at the company’s Tadcaster site and first shipments of AJAX products have already been completed.