Trailer and tipping trailer manufacturers Weightlifter Bodies and PPG Fabrications have been acquired by Grange Cross.
Former MD Paul Weightman who retires after 27 years at the helm, is handing the reins to former commercial director of Renault Trucks and Grange Cross shareholder, Nigel Butler.
Weightman said: “I am very pleased to be able to secure the future for the business, the staff and the customers. Through innovation and build quality, we have been leaders in tipping trailers and bodies for many decades. I am certain that under Nigel, the business will continue to grow and develop, maintaining its market leading position.”
His successor, Butler, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Weightlifter and PPG teams. Paul Weightman, with his directors, has done a fantastic job to consistently be a leading and well-respected supplier of truck tipping products.
“The construction, agriculture and recycling markets are dynamic and growing, bringing lots of opportunities to develop Weightlifter and PPG.”
Butler also stated that he looks forward to “providing a secure future to our 87 staff at our two manufacturing sites by continuing to develop innovative solutions for our customers that add real value to their operations.”
Although admitting that it is “very early days” for him and the two companies, Butler stated that the manufacturers have been looking to expand on current product lines, but not before talking to its customer base and working out where the gaps in the market lie.