Portfolio Companies

HLD invests in established manufacturing and industrial businesses.  We target non-core or under performing industrial businesses to add to our portfolio.

 

Holdings

Rackline is a British Storage manufacturer specialising in Office, Archive and Industrial Storage Systems. The storage systems are steel based and are a specialist product in utilising high density storage concepts. The increased cost of storage space in the south of the UK, the business is enjoying a significant growth phase capitalising on the current demand. Prestigious customers include the Victorian Albert Museum and the natural History Museum and professional firms such as Clifford Chance and KPMG (all the new shelving in their new offices in Canary Wharf).

Cavalier Marketing is a family run business based in Yorkshire with over 100 years of experience within the bathroom market. With an established reputation for manufacturing quality products the company is passionate about preserving manufacturing in the UK. In-house designers ensure products are researched, designed and tested to suit the British bathroom, whether it be traditional or contemporary in style. Supported by the HLD Group there is ongoing reinvestment in new machinery and this, together with the selection of high quality materials and quality craftsmanship, ensures long lasting quality.


  • Glenfield Storage

Glenfield Storage is a logistics and warehousing specialist based in Leicester. Operating across three sites with covered areas of over half a million square feet, the business offers long term storage as well as operational and packing services to a portfolio of over thirty clients. The business was spun out of a loss making logistics business acquired by the HLD Group who introduced a new management team to ​turn the business around, remove loss making divisions and restore profitability.

  • S P Fabrications (Ollerton) Ltd

Fabrications


One of the UK’s leading fabricators and manufacturers in Granite, Quartz and Marble, providing kitchen and bathroom work surfaces and bespoke architectural projects. Supplying counter tops to over 8000 kitchens a year the business also works with Ultra-Compact surfaces such as Dekton and Silestone. With its own fleets of installers covering the UK, the business uses state of the art holographic laser scanning and CNC machining to accelerate response times and accuracy.

A leading designer and manufacturer of cold rolled steel Mezzanine floors. This national business also designs, manufactures and installs shelving, racking and steel staircases as standalone projects or to complement the architectural mezzanine floors it provides. With purpose built premises located in Yorkshire close to the motorway network and teams of certified installers, the business is capable of servicing and delivering to sites across the country.


AAA Linen offer a high quality, efficient and flexible linen hire and laundry service to restaurants, hotels and spas in the London area.  With clients ranging from international hotel groups to five-star bijoux boutique residences, private members clubs and spas to London livery companies, we consistently offer a service that is second to none, every time, without fail.

Acquisitions related to divestment programs 

  • Home Products

Home Products Group, Primarily through its Astracast and Stainless Steel Products’ was the UK’s largest independent Kitchen Sink manufacturer and one of the UK’s largest acrylic bath manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Bradford, the Company primarily manufactured Steel and Composite Sinks for onward sale on a worldwide basis. HLD group acquired the business from Jacuzzi PLC an American listed business in 2013 after it was identified as non core and loss making impacting on the companies results and strategic direction.  HLD Group introduced a management team to reduce costs at the Astracast business in the UK and relocated the Stainless Steel Products business to new premises in Malta. The business was sold on from HLD in September 2017 to the incumbent management team.

  • Eurosigns UK Limited 

Eurosigns is one of the leading signs manufacturers in the UK providing innovative product solutions to meet individual client needs. Experience, knowledge and resources ensure they deliver at a price, service and quality that to exceed expectations.The product range includes: permanent and temporary traffic signage, commercial and car park signage, together with powered (mains or solar) variable message signs, LED and rotating prism VMS signs and bespoke signage.  The business was acquired by HLD Group in 2018  from its parent company Eurovia plc who had identified Eurosigns as outside their core offering.

  • Clamonta Aerospace.

Clamonta Aerospace based in Nuneaton manufactured engine parts for Rolls Royce engines. It was owned by Symmetry Medical an American parent who specialised in medical devices. HLD Group stepped in to ensure the business fulfilled its contract to Rolls Royce after it was identified as non core, loss making and had lost the contract with it’s core customer..
Chief executive of Symmetry, Thomas Sullivan said: “While Clamonta had a challenging 2013 and continued to negatively impact our overall profitability, I am proud of the progress made by the local team and believe they and their customers will be best served as part of a new entity.  HLD group introduced an industry specialist and recovered quality levels allowing the business to see out the remaining part of its contact successfully.

Minority Shareholdings



HLD group additionally has minority shareholdings in numerous trading businesses.  Whilst the group target the purchase of all equity, in particular circumstances they will consider a reduced stake for strategic reasons.