Company Announcement

Key Plant Automation acquires Red-D-Arc European Entities.

5th February 2024

Key Plant Automation Ltd Celebrates Acquisition of Red-D-Arc’s European Entities

We are thrilled to share a momentous achievement in the ongoing journey of Key Plant Automation Ltd – the successful acquisition of Red-D-Arc’s European entities. This marks a significant milestone for Key Plant Automation, underscoring our unwavering dedication to delivering unparalleled weld automation and positioning equipment solutions on a global scale.

With this strategic move, Key Plant Automation now assumes control of Red-D-Arc UK, Red-D-Arc France, and Red-D-Arc Netherlands, solidifying our position as an industry leader. The integration of Red-D-Arc’s European entities into the Key Plant family brings a wealth of expertise, resources, and a shared commitment to excellence.

At the core of our endeavours are our valued customers, and this acquisition is poised to deliver substantial benefits to them. The increased fleet size empowers us to offer a more extensive range of equipment, precisely tailored to meet the unique requirements of diverse industries. This expanded portfolio ensures our customers have access to cutting-edge solutions that drive efficiency, productivity, and success.

“I am thrilled to announce our recent acquisition of Red-D-Arc’s European entities. Our excitement stems from a deep familiarity with Red-D-Arc, as a long time supplier of weld automation equipment for both rental and sales across the UK, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

With this acquisition, we establish a direct presence in mainland Europe, overcoming challenges posed by Brexit restrictions and enhancing our ability to support our customer and partner base in the region. Additionally, it allows us to bolster our commitment to other crucial aspects of the Key Plant business, specifically end prep/pipe cutting, and the sale and rental of welding cobots.

Beyond expanding our footprint, this acquisition introduces new offerings for our existing Key Plant customers and partners, including welder rentals and induction heating rentals. We are eager to deliver these services to meet the evolving needs of our valued clientele.

At the heart of this development are the people. The acquisition of Red-D-Arc’s European entities brings with it an exceptional team across various regions. Key Plant are enthusiastic about working closely with these teams in each country, supporting their growth and contributing to the exciting times that lie ahead for our businesses.”

Ross McCrorie, Commercial Director – Key Plant Automation.

Onwards and upwards.

As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our customers, partners, and the dedicated teams at Key Plant Automation and Red-D-Arc’s European entities for their unwavering support. Further details about this expansion and the acquisition will be made available in the coming weeks. Together, we look forward to achieving new heights of success and continuing to set the standard for excellence in weld automation and positioning equipment solutions.