openPR Logo
Press release

BSW Timber Group acquires Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd

07-15-2019 12:46 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Tilhill Forestry

/ PR Agency: Blueberry PR
BSW Timber Limited has, of 12 July 2019, acquired Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd.

In addition to securing the future for the delivery of home-grown British trees to the UK forest industry, this exciting acquisition will enable Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd to progress with their visionary expansion plans. These include the highly important and valuable scientific research work the nursery is renowned for undertaking.

The foundations for this work have been supported over many years by the close working relationship with Tilhill Forestry, also part of the BSW Group.
Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd is located in Wrexham on the English/Welsh Border and produces an extensive range of commercial forestry and native broadleaf species, marketing almost 30 million trees a year to customers throughout the UK and Europe. The company plans to expand into Scotland in the near future and is also heavily involved in the scientific research associated with the production of improved tree stock with enhanced genetics.

The acquisition will immediately benefit the quality tree supply to the whole of the forest industry by means of Maelor’s forthcoming expansion into Morayshire. The result of which will provide the facilities to bring an additional 5 to 10 million plants into the supply chain annually.

Tony Hackney, Chief Executive, BSW Timber Group Limited, said: “This is a significant acquisition both for the BSW Group and the forest industry as a whole. Maelor’s strength lies in bringing quality home grown trees to the market and for providing a platform for the research involved in ensuring a sustainable supply of better quality trees for the future. This acquisition is a key component of BSW’s vision for the future of forestry and its strategy of vertical integration providing high quality resultant timber products. We are really looking forward to working with Mike and his team and exploring areas for potential growth”

Mike Harvey, Managing Director of Maelor Forest Nurseries said of the purchase: “I am delighted that the future of Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd has been secured. This is an extremely exciting step in the history of the company and one that is going to bring a multitude of benefits to not only our existing customers but forestry as a whole. In particular, we can now press ahead with our expansion plans and increase production. The forest industry can consider that, as of today, the future of commercial trees as its key commodity is now significantly healthier.”

Burges Salmon LLP and EY advised BSW Timber, with support from RBS. Brodies advised the sellers.
Ends

Press enquiries: Sarah Clay Head of Marketing Tilhill Forestry Ltd 07768 238815

Notes to Editors

About Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd
• Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd is a bare root forest nursery providing around 30 million bare root forest trees to the market each year, both in the UK and abroad.
• The Company is registered against the provisions of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
• The Company is dedicated to the growing of forestry and hedging plants from seed which is fully traceable to provenance.
• Maelor’s technical work aims to improve growing conditions on the nursery to produce a better quality plant and to ensure that this quality is maintained all down the line from despatch to planting out and beyond.

www.maelor.co.uk

2, Danecroft Place
Hellingly
HAILSHAM
BN27 4ES

About BSW Timber
• BSW Timber is the largest sawmilling business in Great Britain, with the company's foundations going back to 1848.
• BSW sawmills are located throughout the UK, at Fort William, Boat of Garten, Petersmuir, Dalbeattie, Carlisle and Newbridge-on-Wye in Wales and they have one sawmill in Riga, Latvia.
• The company is also developing a sawmill in Slovenia.
• Group Headquarters remain in the town of Earlston in Berwickshire, where the business originated.
• BSW owns Tilhill Forestry, the UK’s leading forest management and timber harvesting company.

www.bsw.co.uk

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release BSW Timber Group acquires Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd here

News-ID: 1803056 • Views: 330

More Releases from Tilhill Forestry

Building a Solid Structure for Growth
(Tilhill Forestry, 31 October 2019) – Due to ambitious expansion plans in Scotland, Tilhill Forestry is pleased to announce the promotion to Regional Manager of two of its most experienced and respected professionals. Andrew Vaughan will move on from his role as District Manager of Central Scotland to take responsibility for a new North Scotland region encompassing the Central Scotland, West Highland and North Highland Districts. Eddie Addis will build on the
George McRobbie to step down as Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry
After seven years of service, George McRobbie has announced his intention to step down as Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry. George will therefore be leaving the business on his 65th Birthday which falls on 7th October. However, George is not announcing his retirement. He will continue as a Director within the BSW Group but will, in future, be based at Group Headquarters in Earlston instead of Tilhill’s Head Office in Stirling.
New partnership launched to help meet skills gap in forestry
A LEADING agriculture college has joined forces with the UK’s largest forestry and timber harvesting company to meet a growing demand for woodland workers. Coleg Cambria Llysfasi and Tilhill Forestry unveiled their new partnership - the first of its type - at the APF 2018 show held at Ragley Estate in Warwickshire today (Thursday). The aim of the Tilhill Diploma in Forestry and Woodland Management is to bring the forest industry
Top Aberdeen student wins Tilhill Forestry award
(Tilhill Forestry, Aberdeen, January, 2018) – An Aberdeen University student is celebrating after winning an award from Tilhill Forestry and graduating with an MSc in Environmental and Forest Management. Ben Howard, age 22, of Leeds won the Tilhill Forestry Award for being the outstanding student on the MSc Environmental and Forest Management programme in 2016-2017. He said: “It was an honour to receive the award; I’m very grateful to Tilhill Forestry for

All 5 Releases


More Releases for BSW

Global Railway Sleepers Market Size 2020: By Key Players Biatec, Kirchdorfer, Av …
The newly issued research report provides comprehensive and an in-depth assessment of the "Global Railway Sleepers Market Forecast 2020-2026", which will also offer relevant data for the new industry entrants as well as well-established Railway Sleepers market players. According to the study, the worldwide Railway Sleepers market report unfolds the current and historical Railway Sleepers industry scenarios, Railway Sleepers market development patterns and is expected to proceed with continuous manufacturing
Automotive Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Market Observe Strong Development with World …
Worldwide Automotive Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Market 2019 Industry Research Report focuses Market Size, Share, Growth, Manufacturers and Forecast to 2025. Its vast repository provides important statistics and analytical data to give a complete understanding of the market. The report is beneficial for strategists and industry players to plan their future business strategies. The Automotive Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Market Research Report primarily based upon factors on which the companies
New Study Examines Global Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Market by 2019-2024: Top Key …
The Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system can help alert the driver of other vehicles in the blind spot area when changing lanes. When a vehicle is detected in the blind spot area, an indicator appears in the driver's or passenger's side door and on the display. Automotive Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Market report helps to decide corporate, product, marketing strategy. It reduces the risks involved in making decisions as well as strategies
Soundproof Floor Underlay Market Growth Prediction 2019 ( Serenity Mat Floor Und …
Global Soundproof Floor Underlay Market 2019 Research Report Recently published by Market.Biz that is Categories in the chemicals-and-materials industry. It conveys best research report of key players, competitive analysis, margin rate, Region wise sale analysis of global Soundproof Floor Underlay industry. The report covers inclusive details of distinct segments like product or service type, applications based on regional marketplaces. The global Soundproof Floor Underlay market research report provides a deep determination
Automotive Interior Materials Market Key Information By Top Key Player 3M, BASF, …
MarketStudyReport.com adds New “Global Automotive Interior Materials Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023” new report to its research database. The report spread across 133 pages with table and figures in it. The report provides information on Industry Trends, Demand, Top Manufacturers, Countries, Material and Application. Automotive interior materials improve the comfort and ambiance of a vehicle's interiors. They offer high noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) to the
BSW taps in to domestic acoustic fence panel market
BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest fully-integrated forestry company, has just unveiled a brand new domestic acoustic fence panel system. As living areas across the country continue to get smaller, many people now look to their gardens for a bit more space – but noise pollution is an increasing concern. Using their expertise in developing noise-reducing fence panels for motorways across the UK, BSW has developed Soundshield™ in a bid to curb