Rotherham pallet specialist snapped up by Scott Group

Rotherham pallet specialist snapped up by Scott Group
Norman Scott and Andrew Pearce

Rotherham pallet and packaging business Whirlowdale Trading has been acquired by Fife-based Scott Group.

The Group said the deal expands its access to the range of sustainable pallet solutions available from its existing brands.

The combination of both companies is expected to supply customers across a diverse range of industry sectors in all parts of the UK.

Alan Gibson, Scott Pallets’ Managing Director, said: “The combined businesses will deliver enhanced security of supply through access to our exceptionally well established, diverse and controlled reconditioned pallet supply chains.

“WTC is a well-invested business with a particular strength in reconditioned pallet trading and facilities including strategically located sites, automated pallet production facilities, all adding significant service capability to our current offer.”

Former Whirlowdale owner Andrew Pearce will remain on as Director of the company.

Whirlowdale currently employs 85 staff and operates its pallet manufacturing and reconditioned business from eight locations including its Rotherham HQ and Lincoln.