Growing the Yorkshire Family
Huddersfield-based Hartford Holdings Ltd – which is the parent company of Trojan Plastics Ltd and Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd – have bought the UKs leading walk-in-bath specialist manufacturer Mantaleda Bathroom Co. Ltd, who are based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
Hartford Holdings have been in discussions with Mantaleda for over 12 months to ensure the acquisition was right for both businesses. In recent years the evolution of bathroom products for those who are physically less able, as well as catering for an ageing population, has led to a focus on this sector for Hartford Holdings. Having worked with Mantaleda for over 6 years, the purchase of the business was a natural progression for both. Trojan Bath’s Managing Director, David Mosley said,
“We are delighted to welcome Directors Adrian Beauchamp and Paul Britton, as well as the entire workforce to our family business. We are very excited to be working with the team in Northallerton and exploring significant sales growth in the coming months.
“We have already met with all of the workforce and reassured them that we want to support jobs in Northallerton and have arranged for the entire workforce to visit Trojan so that they can meet some of their colleagues in Huddersfield and better understand the philosophy of our business, which is one of continued investment and an ambition to create employment without anxiety.”
Adrian Beauchamp and Paul Britton, will continue to be a part of the business with Adrian commenting, “As a family business themselves, Hartford Holdings understand our desire to grow the Mantaleda brand and widen our sales network yet remain true to our founding principles of a quality product that really does improve the lives of those using it. For over 20 years we have built a comprehensive range of easy access walk-in shower baths, deep soakers and lift baths and still proudly manufacture everything here in North Yorkshire.
Adrian continued, “The opportunity to be part of the Hartford group felt like a natural fit for us and we are looking forward to being part of a wider team that has over 45 years experience in the industry, is well known for their integrity and has a strong focus on this particular sector”.
Mantaleda Bathrooms is the second strategic acquisition for Hartford Holdings in recent years, having bought Thomas Crapper in 2016. Both purchases are part of a dedicated growth plan, with significant investment in key sectors to broaden the product portfolio and achieve the long term aspirations the business have set themselves for the next decade.