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10
Dec
2017

CASE dealer LDH Plant joins Ward Woolston Group

A new era begins for CASE dealer LDH Plant


Turin, 11 December 2017

Newport-based CASE dealer LDH Plant Ltd has a new parent company following its acquisition by the Ward Woolston Group.

Established 21 years ago, LDH Plant has built up a strong reputation for delivering the highest levels of customer service. The business, which has been a CASE dealer for 10 years, will continue covering South Wales, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Avon, Somerset and Oxfordshire, offering the full range of CASE machines.

Rob Vaughan, former managing director of LDH Plant, will remain with the business as sales director and Nicholas Higgins will retain the role of operations director as Ward Woolston aims to build one of the UK's largest capital equipment dealers in the construction, demolition and waste management sectors.

“As far as our customers and supplies are concerned it will be business as usual as we continue to drive the business forward.” said Mr. Vaughan.

Based in Northallerton, the Ward Woolston Group also owns Londonderry Garage Specialist Equipment (LGSE), which is the largest supplier of Hiab truck mounted cranes and multi-lift demountable equipment in the UK.

Led by managing director Scott Woolston, who co-owns the group with chairman Michael Ward, the business has grown substantially, with revenue increasing from £6 million in 2015 to £10 million in 2017.

Mr. Woolston commented: “LDH Plant is a well-established company, founded on like-minded principles and a strong culture of client care, which will complement and strengthen our services across the UK and create a business with combined revenue of £16 million.

“This acquisition forms part of our strategy to expand the business, with our aim to achieve a revenue of £50 million in the next five years through organic and acquisitive growth. We are looking to target businesses with similar synergies to help drive this momentum and deliver on our future plans.”