A Wolverhampton business has announced multi million pound expansion plans following support from City of Wolverhampton Council's business growth team.

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Metal Spraying (UK) Limited (MSUK Group), a privately owned Bilston based manufacturer and distributor of construction and scaffolding products, has acquired Cannock based Scaffolding & Construction Products Limited (SCP) from Alumasc PLC.

The MS UK Group, located in Meadow Lane, was established by Wolverhampton born entrepreneur Ranjit Dale in 1999, and its acquisition of SCP creates one of the largest independently owned distribution specialists for construction products in the UK with a combined turnover of £20 million.

Dale said: "We've worked closely with Alumasc for almost 20 years and have made this investment to safeguard jobs and ensure long term certainty of supply for the construction industry.

"SCP is a perfect fit with the range of products we produce at MS UK Group, and, together, we plan to expand the range of products and services we offer to help our customers improve performance.

"Our growth plans for the next 5 years will also generate additional business and employment opportunities in the Wolverhampton area, and we are grateful to City of Wolverhampton Council for the support they have shown for this venture."

The council is providing business support through ERDF funded programme AIM (Black Country Advice Investment and Markets), helping with growth potential, inward investment, and market development.

AIM pools the resources of the 4 Black Country local authorities, University of Wolverhampton, and Black Country Chamber of Commerce, to provide specialist consultancy to Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) via the Black Country Growth Hub.

City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Bilson, said: "It is excellent news for the city and the Black Country, in terms of investment and jobs, to see Metal Spraying (UK)'s growth.

"It demonstrates the business environment in Wolverhampton remains buoyant.

"There is an excellent business support structure in the Black Country accessed through a wide-range of partners and programmes such as the AIM programme."

  • released: Monday 7 August, 2017