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12 January 2018

Blue Group purchase Murray Plant

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Blue Group, a specialist provider of materials processing equipment for the quarrying and waste recycling industries in England, Scotland and Wales, has announced the purchase of Murray Plant, the Rammer distributor for the UK.

Murray Plant has been supplying equipment to the construction, mining, demolition and quarrying industries for almost 30 years, having been set up in 1988 by Bruce Murray. The business therefore has a wealth of product knowledge and has developed strong relationships with their customer base, which will be retained by Blue Group, as both Bruce and Fergal O’Neill, who is responsible for sales at Murray Plant will be continuing with their roles, but under the Blue Group corporate umbrella.

The Rammer range of equipment not only includes their world renowned hydraulic breaker line but also a full range of attachments for the construction, demolition, scrap and recycling sectors. These include rotating pulverisers, shears, crackers and grabs for machines weighing 3-120tonnes.

Commenting on the deal, Adrian Murphy, CEO at Blue Group, said: “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of Murray Plant, taking us into the attachments sector, which sits well alongside our current product portfolio. Murray Plant also offer sales, hire, service and spare parts on their range of plant equipment, which is similar to Blue Group’s business model for the other brands of machinery we sell. This means the business will integrate nicely, particularly as a lot of our customers are also customers of Murray Plant.”

Founder of Murray Plant, Bruce Murray, said of the deal: “This agreement with Blue Group will no doubt increase the distribution and sales of these outstanding products over the coming years, as well as providing increased exposure of the brands within the marketplace. We have an exceptionally strong collection of attachments, of which we are the exclusive UK supplier, and this deal will allow us to demonstrate this equipment to a wider audience.  It also means even greater support to our existing customers as Blue will further increase stock levels of spare parts, plus have new equipment at each of their offices located throughout the UK.”

With nationwide depots and coverage, Blue will be looking to recruit further sales personnel for this new area of the business.  In the short term, customers will notice very little change.  All sales enquiries should continue to go through Fergal O’Neill.

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