UK modular buildings supplier Wernick acquires AVDanzer

By Belinda Smart01 September 2021

UK company Wernick, which supplies modular buildings, portable cabins and temporary accommodation for sale or hire, has acquired UK modular manufacturer and rental company AVDanzer.

The acquisition will see Wernick, which has 32 locations throughout the UK, add additional manufacturing capabilities and increase its fleet with more than 2,000 cabins and modular bays.

AVDanzer services infrastructure and development projects in the UK, as well as supplying modular buildings for schools, hospitals, offices, laboratories and sports facilities.

AVDanzer (also known in the market as Danzer) is a Manchester-based supplier of modular buildings for sale or for rental. It caters to major infrastructure and development projects in the UK, with examples including the London Power Tunnels Project and the nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

It also services a range of sectors and can provide schools, hospitals, offices, laboratories and sports facilities.

Following the acquisition AVDanzer’s Brentwood (Essex) depot will become a part of Wernick’s depots in Essex and Kent.

AVDanzer will continue to operate from its sites in Manchester and Langley Mill in Derbyshire, northern England. The manufacture of anti-vandal steel at Langley Mill will continue trading under the AVDanzer brand.

Wernick Group Chairman, David Wernick said the company had “strong admiration for Danzer’s manufacturing capability and products” adding that “after initial discussion it quickly became apparent that both family-owned businesses share the same values of excellent customer service, outstanding product quality, focus on safety, and keeping things simple.

“We are delighted to welcome the Danzer team to the family and look forward to sharing ideas and growing the business further.”

Dan Holloway, Director at AVDanzer, said the Covid-19 pandemic “has really driven the demand for high-quality innovative accommodation and offices and our team has kept us at the forefront of developments in our sector.”

“With the combination of Wernick and our team of experts, we are confident that this transaction will boost our capabilities to offer even more flexible solutions to both new and longstanding clients.”

The Wernick Group has focused on “vigorous expansion” over the past 10 years, through acquisitions and organic growth. It has been family-owned and run since it was established in 1934, with chairman David Wernick the grandson of the company founder.

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