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September 2016

It has now been confirmed that the acquisition of Lion Steel was completed on 21st September following the clearance by the Competition and Markets Authority.

July 2016


The Whittan Group Signs Agreement To Acquire Masondixie Limited, Parent Company Of Lion Steel Equipment Limited, From Its Management Team

Whittan Intermediate Limited ("Whittan"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Whittan Group, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Masondixie Limited, the parent company of Lion Steel Equipment Limited ("Lion"), from its management team.

Whittan, backed by funds advised by Bregal Capital LLP ("Bregal"), is a UK-based, pan-European storage equipment manufacturing group. Whittan manufactures, sells and distributes three core products: pallet racking, shelving and lockers, to a wide range of customers. It trades under a number of well-established brands including Link 51, Apex, Polypal, Moresecure and Permar. It has manufacturing facilities in the UK and Spain and its own sales and distribution operations across Europe.

Lion is a UK-based manufacturer of lockers and cabinets, together with a limited range of shelving, and sells under the Probe brand. It is a trade-only supplier, with a distributor network both in the UK and in export markets. Its product range is highly complementary to that of Whittan's, with a particular specialisation in customised metal lockers as well as lockers made with other materials, including laminates, wood and plastic, for specialist applications. It has two manufacturing facilities located in Hyde, Manchester and Saltney, Chester.

Andrew Butler, Chairman of Whittan, added: "We are looking forward to welcoming the Lion team to the Whittan group, and capitalising on the many growth opportunities arising from broadening the product range and improving the service capabilities of the combined group".

Richard Williams, Director of Lion further commented: "Lion has a long history in the storage solutions trade-only sector. As part of Whittan we can further improve our overall product and service offering to independent distributors and contractors, both in the UK and overseas".

The completion of the transaction remains subject to competition clearance.


Whittan Group
Andrew Butler, Chairman
07773 790232

Lion Steel Equipment Limited
Richard Williams, Director
07970 242777

Friday 15th July 2016

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Lion Steel Equipment Limited
Manufacturing storage equipment since 1960
"We are committed to support our distributors every step of the way"

We offer our distributors:
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Lion Steel Manufacture the Probe range of products. Probe products, offer the lions share of storage solutions incorporating a huge range of lockers, cupboards, hazardous cabinets, cloakroom equipment, shelving, mobile shelving, library shelving and a range of Lockers and cloakroom equipment designed with schools and collages in mind.

Probe is the main storage solutions brand in the UK and have been around since 1960. All Probe products are distributed through a professional nation and international dealer network.

This site has been designed to give an overview of Lion Steel and all Probe products, including more detailed PDFs of each product for you to down- load. If you would like further information, a quote or to purchase any probe product please contact your local probe distributor. Please click on any of the links below to get more information on specific products.

All Lion Steel products branded with the Probe name are epoxy powder coated with Active coat (Active-coat). Also all plastic components used in the manufacture of Probe branded products incorporate a silver based anti-bacterial agent. ACTIVE COAT is a new, hard wearing, patent-protected anti- bacterial powder coating containing elemental Silver ionically bonded into a bio-compatible ceramic material known as a Zeolite. This impedes the growth and migration of potentially harmful bacteria, mold, fungi, algae and more reducing the risk of cross-contamination from surface to surface. Especially suitable where stringent hygiene standards are an advantage, such as health care, educational, catering and retail changing rooms.

Probe ACTIVECOAT is Developed in conjunction with DUPONT - The miracles of science. ( )

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