The acquisition will add additional manufacturing capabilities and increase the Wernick fleet with more than 2,000 cabins and modular bays.
The Wernick Group has been owned and run by the Wernick family since conception and has over 30 depots and divisional offices nationwide. Established in 1934, Wernick is the oldest provider of portable and modular buildings in the UK. From permanent modular design and build to temporary site accommodation they offer solutions for almost any accommodation requirement. In 2019 they launched Wernick® Power Solutions as a new and specialist division of the Group, adding temporary power to the Groups offering.
Following the acquisition, Danzer will continue to operate as usual from its sites in Manchester and Langley Mill. The manufacturing facility at Langley Mill of anti-vandal steel units will continue trading as AVDanzer. Meanwhile, the Brentwood depot will merge and become a part of Wernick’s depots in Essex and Kent.
Wernick’s Group Chairman, David Wernick, commented on the transaction, explaining: “We have strong admiration for Danzer’s manufacturing capability and products, and 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.”
Director at AVDanzer, Dan Holloway, also commented: “We pride ourselves on being agile and innovative to adapt to new market conditions; the Covid 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.
We are pleased to join forces with a business with a similar history and ethos. 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.”