Fox Group acquires B&W Plant Hire & Sales


Fox Group has announced the acquisition of B&W Plant Hire & Sales. 

Trucks owned by B&W plant hire
Credit: Fox Group
by Rory ButlerDecember 13, 2022

The Lancashire firm said the “ground-breaking deal” will bolster its market position with the addition of extensive plant, machinery, market knowledge and depots. 

B&W has warehouses in Blackburn, Keighley, Northwich and Southampton, and an annual revenue of around £17 million. 

The acquisition, assisted by Close Brothers Group, adds B&W’s hire fleet of more than 2,500 items to Fox Group. 

B&W MD, Andrew Partington will retain his role following the acquisition by Fox Group. 

“B&W has a strong reputation with solid family values and a fantastic team who are passionate about their customers, which is aligned with the Fox Group culture,” said Fox Group CEO, Paul Fox.  

“The acquisition of B&W adds a large amount of plant items to our already significant fleet of plant, tippers, specialist compact equipment and bulk haulage.  

“The geographical spread of B&W’s depots also extends the reach of Fox Group, increasing our already extensive footprint across the UK.” 

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