Simona acquires UK manufacturer of PE pipe systems

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​With effect from 1 March 2022, German firm Simona AG has acquired 100% of the share capital of Peak Pipe Systems Limited (PEAK), based in Chesterfield, from Bridgstock Limited, a family-run holding company, also headquartered in Chesterfield.

Peak is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polyethylene pipe systems. For more than 50 years, Peak has been providing innovative solutions for the growing UK infrastructure market, with a particular emphasis on electric and water utility sectors, as well as aquaculture. The company employs 66 people and generates revenue of approximately €40 million p.a.

The acquisition will underpin Simona's Group’s strategic realignment, the aim being to achieve a strong focus on applications while supporting the Group in its efforts to achieve its growth targets in the infrastructure and aquaculture markets within the EMEA region.

Furthermore, the Group’s product portfolio in the UK will be expanded significantly as a result of the acquisition, while its overall position in this attractive, segregated market will be further improved.

“PEAK” opens up growth potential for us in the infrastructure, aquaculture and renewable energy markets, which we intend to cultivate in a targeted manner with the help of our EMEA business-line organisation launched in 2021. Boasting a solid level of profitability, high growth rates, an experienced management team, dedicated employees and a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction, the company is a very good fit for Simona Group.

"Our customers will benefit from an extended product range, fast delivery times and system solutions from a single source. We look forward to working together.” said Matthias Schönberg, CEO of Simona.

Russ Brown, managing director of Peak, welcomed the acquisition, “Simona has been a trusted partner of our business for over 30 years. We see synergies at all levels of our organisation – culture, products, know-how, customer focus, can-do attitude – these make us very positive about the future.

"We are also excited to explain to our customers how much more we will now be able to offer to them. The history of Peak is a proud one, indeed the entrepreneurial spirit of Eric Bridgstock still drives us every day, we now look forward to the next chapter with enthusiasm and with a smile on our faces!”.

Molly Warwick, a Bridgstock family representative, explained why Simona was the ideal fit, “When the Bridgstock family decided to sell the PEAK business the list for potential acquirers was short – based primarily on cultural fit and the passion to take the PEAK business to the next level.

"In Simona Group we are confident that we could not have found a better home for the PEAK business. We now say goodbye to our friends and colleagues knowing they are in safe hands for the future.”