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Completion of acquisition of janitorial supplier confirmed

22 June 2022

Family-owned PPS has announced that its acquisition of Scott Janitorial Supplies in February 2021 was completed with the official merger on 1 June this year.

Although the official announcement referred to a "seven-figure investment", the terms and actual sum have not been disclosed as yet.

PPS has stated that the acquisition will increase its turnover by 60% and double its owned warehouse space.

The two companies have operated independently since last year's acquisition, but will now work jointly to achieve "ambitious growth plans".

In addition to warehouse facilities, the delivery vehicle fleet now numbers 18 vehicles, including three electric vans purchased earlier this year.

There are now 52 people employed in the business, which is expected to grow to a figure of 60 within the next six to 12 months.

The official statement listed new job opportunities created by merger in customer service, business development and warehouse positions.

Scott Janitorial Supplies sales director Richard Lister described the deal as "fantastic" for both clients and the teams within each business.

"We have been busy combining the best from both companies and have a lot of exciting plans for this year that will build on this," he said.

PPS managing director Joseph Fitzpatrick said the merger had seen "internal promotions, the introduction of a company bonus scheme and the creation of new positions" across both company sites in York and Keighley.

"The biggest benefactors, however, are our customers, who now benefit from an increased product range, additional in-house expert support and reduced delivery lead-times thanks to our increased geographical reach."


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