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Key loading bay sector acquisition

29 October 2020

Double deck innovator Transdek has been acquired by Fen Bay Services in a major deal for the UK loading bay sector.

Fen-Bay Services, one of the UK’s leading providers of loading bay equipment, industrial doors, gates and barriers, has announced the acquisition of Transdek UK.

The move will see Transdek and Fen-Bay Services work side-by-side under the Fen-Bay Group umbrella, and will generate a combined workforce of 180 employees and £20 million turnover. The group is committed to strong sustained growth, with a stated focus on increasing its UK manufacturing base and an eye on potential future acquisitions. 

Founded in 1997, Transdek has developed a reputation as a leading innovator in the logistics sector. The company manufactures a unique range of surface-mounted, modular loading bay equipment, which it supplies to many of the UK’s leading retailers from its South Yorkshire-based production plant. A three-time winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise, the organisation’s development work includes a range of rapid-install double deck lifts, which are designed to load high-capacity fixed double deck trailers, and vehicle-to-ground (V2G) lifts for loading vehicles at level-access sites.

Fen-Bay Group managing director Carl Sedlan says: “We see the acquisition of Transdek as a perfect fit for our range of products and services. Fen-Bay has seen significant growth in the scissor lift and dock leveller markets over the past years and, together with Transdek’s modular lifts and loading systems, we can now provide a total product and service portfolio for the industry.

“We were particularly attracted to Transdek’s engineering and innovation capabilities, which dovetail with Fen-Bay’s strength in servicing and project management. We’ve built a reputation as a market-leader in 24/7 maintenance, based on our nationwide network of 60 Fen-Bay service engineers and investment in the latest servicing technology. This superb resource will also support Transdek’s products and customers moving forwards.” 

Transdek MD Leon Butler added: “There are great synergies between the two companies. We’ve both developed excellent customer relations over the years, and have a major focus on providing the best products, services and after sales support for each unique application. The combination of Fen-Bay’s loading bay equipment, scissor lifts, doors and gates, alongside Transdek’s modular lifts, means we can offer a one-stop shop to add value to our customers’ operations.”

For more information, visit www.fen-bayservices.co.uk and www.transdek.com