Westland acquires William Sinclair

westlandWestland has announced its acquisition of UK horticulture firm William Sinclair, and has immediately taken it out of administration.

The purchase includes the Ellesmere Port facility and additional manufacturing assets; Sinclair’s brands, J. Arthur Bowers, New Horizon, Growing Success and Deadfast, as well as Silverperl and professional growing media businesses.

Westland believes the acquisition will bring ‘much needed’ stability to William Sinclair’s business and brands. The focus in the short term will be to connect with all customers as well as to push forward with the 2016 product plans due to be launched in September, Westland adds.

Westland Horticulture managing director Edward Conroy commented: “We have always believed that Sinclair’s is an important part of our industry’s landscape, and we are fully committed to maintaining this for the long term.

“Sinclair’s is fundamentally a good business and our focus is to work together with all customers in the professional and consumer sectors to make the transition simple and clear to all involved. It is imperative that over the coming days we keep our lines of communication open with customers and stakeholders.

“Westland is focused on delivering a strong future for Sinclair’s business, infrastructure and brands, which can only thrive from being part of the Westland family. For now it’s very much business as usual for all concerned.”