Sapa acquires Holden Aluminium Technologies

Sapa has strengthened its range of advanced aluminium solutions with the acquisition of UK-based Holden Aluminium Technologies Ltd.

Sapa has taken over the operation with effect from April 1.

Holden’s aluminium extrusion fabrication plant is located in Bromyard, England, and employs about 60 people. The site specialises in the supply of formed and machined components for segments including construction, transport and general engineering.

The Bromyard plant will become part of Sapa’s extrusion unit in the UK, joining sister operations in Birtley, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Redditch, Rotherham and Tibshelf.

“Adding the Holden operation is part of Sapa’s strategic objective to become the leading supplier of value-adding aluminium solutions in the UK,” said vice president Alain Couturier, who leads Sapa’s UK unit.

Holden, a privately owned company, has been in business for over 50 years and has long associations with Bromyard.

“We are confident that this move will allow us to grow strongly under the Sapa umbrella,” says Richard Williams, managing director of Holden Aluminium Technologies Ltd.