Fenner makes US acquisition

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ENGINEER Fenner has bought a US conveyor company which has assets of £4m.

The acquisition of Allison Custom Fabrication will give Hessle-based Fenner access to the mining markets of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Allison specialises in the design, engineering, machining and metal fabrication of customised material handling equipment.

Fenner said it has a strong reputation amongst its customers in the underground coal industry for responsive and technically advanced engineering solutions for conveying systems and structure.

Fenner’s chief executive Nicholas Hobson said: “This is a significant development for the Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions offering in the Americas.

“We have again expanded our capabilities and have broadened our offer to manage the life cycle of our customers’ conveyors. This acquisition further consolidates Fenner Dunlop’s position as the leading supplier of conveyor products and services to the North American markets.”

Fenner provides a range of products and services for conveying systems in the mining and power generation markets.