Safety Letterbox Company has been acquired by RENZ Group.
The acquisition, which was completed in mid-July, is seen by both family-run businesses as a positive step forward and perfect fit that will further strengthen the South Wales-based firms mailbox brand competiveness in both its home and international markets. Both companies have agreed not to disclose any figures.
SLB Chairman Ian Brown MBE, who founded the company in 1986, remains as technical consultant. He said: The future of SLB will be further enhanced by the RENZ Group, allowing both parties to share knowledge, products and expertise to provide customers with the total mail delivery package in the future.
Together we can push the boundaries in mail delivery and product design to provide customers with secure, high quality products for any site profile and budget worldwide, he added.
His daughter Alison Orrells will continue in her Managing Director role at the Neath site, which will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of the RENZ Group - Europes leading mailbox manufacturer and now in its 87th year.
After 27 years mailbox manufacturing in the UK, SLBs owners recognised that the RENZ Groups European strength could provide the necessary support to build on SLBs existing success and take it to the next level of growth.
Welcoming the acquisition, Alison emphasised it is still very much business as usual, saying: Joining forces with RENZ is a very positive step forward for us which increases our capability to deliver the most competitive solutions for any mailbox requirement, strengthening both our excellent market position here and supporting our international growth.
She continued: Like us, RENZ is a family-run business and we share the same ethos, vision and goals making this alliance a perfect fit. Through this shared commitment, we can capitalise on our experience and knowledge to offer customers the best possible choice, price and quality.
Alison added: RENZ holds a very strong position across Europe on the professional mailbox systems market, while SLB has a very loyal customer base across the private and public sectors in the UK. This alliance safeguards local jobs at our manufacturing base in South Wales, as well as opening up tremendous exciting opportunities for the future.
Commenting on the acquisition, RENZ Group CEO Armin Renz highlighted the strengths of their shared values, adding: SLB has a successful history and has become a strong UK brand with great international potential. RENZ is also a family-owned company so our business philosophies and approach fit well together, in turn creating a solid platform from which to develop new growth strategies for the future.
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