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Gloucestershire plastics business snapped up by Avon Group

A Gloucestershire plumbing and bathroom product manufacturer is one of two acquisitions made by a leading industrial component company.

Edgewest Plastics (UK) Ltd was bought by Bristol-based Avon Group which has now added gasket manufacturer Scandura.

Based in Bishop's Cleeve, Edgewest Plastics was established in the 1980s and supplies plastic-moulded components to some of the UK's largest manufacturers of plumbing and bathroom products.

Avon Group, which was founded in 1979, consists of eight companies in the UK and US with a turnover of more than £80 million.

It is one of the UK's leading providers of automotive components and a world leader in the development and manufacture of rubber seals for aerosols.

Group director Mark Rushin said: "The acquisition of both Edgewest and Scandura complement the group perfectly and both mark important steps in our ambitious plans to be the 'supplier of choice' for every customer in the markets in which we operate.

"We will be retaining the employees, equipment and premises of both businesses and they will continue to operate autonomously as part of the group.

"Their addition to the group will make a significant contribution to our growth ambitions and also secure their futures as part of a highly successful group business."

Scandura, based in Corby, Northamptonshire, was formerly part of the OSL Group and specialises in supplying gaskets and industrial rubber products to a wide range of industry sectors including automotive, white goods manufacturing, petrochemicals and aerospace.

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