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Hill and Smith Holdings PLC

Hill and Smith Holdings PLC

As a valued customer we wanted to make you aware of some changes at Parking Facilities. Parking facilities has been acquired by Hill and Smith Holdings PLC, an international group of companies operating within the infrastructure and galvanizing markets.

Hill and Smith Holdings PLC is a Ftse 250 listed company operating in four industries; Roads, Security, Utilities and Galvanizing. We will be joining their security division, along with Barkers Fencing, Bristorm, Technocover, Hardstaff Barriers and ATG Access. Each business still operates independently within the physical security sector.

There are many synergies throughout the businesses, each business holds considerable expertise is engineering quality products, from fences, gates through to bollards and covers many of which are independently tested and accredited by industry bodies and certification boards around the world.

Following the acquisition, Barkers senior management team will support Parking Facilities to expand the business and accelerate growth.

Barkers are the UK’s largest steel fencing manufacturer providing basic demarcation through to independently tested high security solutions. They also have their own galvanizing and powder coating facilities as well as a fasteners division.

Both Barkers and Parking Facilities will continue to operate independently, from their factory’s in Stoke and Tamworth retrospectively. Anthony Green, Parking Facilities founder will remain in the business as Managing Director. Over the next 6 months Anthony and Andrew Rowe, Barkers Fencing’s Managing Director, will work closely together until Anthony moves onto other ventures.

Both Barkers and Parking Facilities will continue to operate independently from their own factories in Stoke-on-Trent and Tamworth retrospectively.

There will be no changes to daily operations, and we will continue to service our customers maintaining our supply only ethos. It will be business as usual and the same team at PFL will be there to continue to support our trade partners.