Huddersfield-based Hartford Holdings, parent company of Trojan Plastics and Thomas Crapper & Co, has acquired walk-in-bath specialist manufacturer Mantaleda Bathroom Co.
Following a year-long discussion, the decision was made to buy the Northallerton-based bath business.
Hartford Holdings has worked with Mantaleda for more than six years, and reflecting the global mega trend of an ageing population, it has led the company to focus on inclusive bathrooms.
Managing Director of Trojan Baths 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.
Beauchamp commented: “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.”
He 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 growth plan, with significant investment in key sectors to broaden the product portfolio.