Sweden’s Dellner Group has acquired Percy Lane Products, a leading UK manufacturer of aluminium windows, doors and fabrications for the transport sector, in a move that will add a new dimension to the group’s global product offering.
Percy Lane will become part of UK-based Dellner Polymer and Glass Solutions (DPGS), supplying metal, polymer and glass components for interior and exterior fitments including specialist windows, screens and partitions. The main markets for these products are the rail sector, buses and coaches, commercial vehicles and the aerospace industry.
Percy Lane’s 120 employees will continue to operate from their Tamworth base.
DPGS CEO Mikael Petersson said: “Percy Lane is an extremely well run company with whom we already have a close working relationship. We are delighted to welcome them to the Dellner family. Metal fabrication is a new product area for Dellner, but one that complements our UK-based polymer and glass businesses perfectly. Particularly in the rail industry, we will now be able to supply vibration control, metal, polymer and glazing solutions as a single, integrated package, to new and existing customers alike.”
Percy Lane Chairman/CEO Graeme Fowler, said: “This is an exciting and important step for the future development of Percy Lane and we are looking forward to realising the enhanced opportunities and synergy within the Dellner Group.”
Dellner Group CEO, Marcus Aberg, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our strategic growth with the acquisition of Percy Lane Products, and to be bringing their skilled workforce into the group. With a shared focus on quality and service, Percy Lane’s customers are assured of a seamless transition, and we are looking forward to offering them an enhanced, integrated service from the Dellner companies.”
Percy Lane’s services include design, engineering, manufacture and testing. They offer bespoke products and replacement parts for new and existing vehicles including:
- Rail industry – windscreens, cab glazing and bodyside windows, doors, detrainment systems, internal and external machined extrusions, partitions and screens, walkway doors and frames, luggage racks, ceiling panels, bins, treadplates, grab rails, modular flooring systems.
- Bus and coach – cab and bodyside glazing, doors, screens, panels and locks.
- Commercial vehicles – doors and windows for a range of vehicles including road sweepers, refuse trucks, forklifts, horsebox and welfare vehicles.
- Aerospace – aluminium window frames.
Notes to editors
Percy Lane Products Limited was established in Birmingham in 1932 by Captain Percy Lane to provide windows, windscreens and louvres for mechanically propelled vehicles. They are based at Lichfield Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire.