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Procter Brothers Ltd announces management buyout

Procter Brothers Limited, the Caerphilly-based manufacturer and service provider, has announced the successful completion of its management buyout. This move ensures a secure future for both Procter Machine Safety and Secured by Design member company Procter Contracts.

The management buyout was led by Procter Brothers existing managing director John Procter and his management team. John Procter assumes the role of Group Managing Director, taking on the mantle from his father, Jeremy Procter. Nevertheless, Jeremy Procter remains involved with the business as an advisor, ready to be called upon for his experience when required.

Procter Brothers benefits from unrivalled expertise in its two specialisms, combining the best aspects of traditional craftsmanship and care for customers and employees, with up-to-date production technologies. Procter Machine Safety designs, manufactures and installs machine guards and provides machinery safety services, while Procter Contracts designs, manufactures and installs entrance gates, fencing, security systems and street furniture.

Following the management buyout, the firm continues to be family-owned, as it has been since 1740. Procter Brothers employs over 110 people at its site at Pantglas Industrial Estate in Bedwas, Caerphilly.

Customers will find that it is ‘business as usual’ following the management buyout, as all key staff are being retained and existing orders fulfilled. Looking to the future, customers will benefit from the significant investment that is being planned for improvements to the factory, development of an ecommerce website as well as complimentary products and services.

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John Procter states: “I am delighted to have led the acquisition of Procter Brothers Ltd, where I have worked as Managing Director for over six years. We are a market leaders in machine safety, security fencing and automatic gates and I am committed to growing the business further and cementing our position within the industries we serve”.

SBD Development Officer Hazel Goss said: “Procter Brothers have been members of Secured by Design for over ten years now and it is great that Procter Contracts will continue their membership. I look forward to working with them over the coming years”.

Procter Brothers Ltd combines the best aspects of traditional craftsmanship and care for customers and employees, with up-to-date technology and production methods.

Procter Machine Safety is a leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of machine guards, serving markets in the UK, Europe, Middle East, USA and elsewhere. Customers trust our capability and expertise, whether they need standard, modular or bespoke machine guards for compliance with health and safety standards, legislation and regulations.

Procter Contracts is a business unit of Procter Brothers Ltd catering for clients requiring fencing, railings, electric gates, security systems, street furniture or any combination of these. Products supplied and installed include standard and bespoke fencing and railings, high-security perimeter fencing, manual and automated gates, stainless steel handrails, and standard and bespoke street furniture such as cycle racks, seating, bollards, barriers, hoops, trolley enclosures, protection rails, bin stores, plant enclosures, and protectors for columns, pipes and lamp posts.