Crittall acquires high security glazing specialist Fendor

Crittall Holdings has acquired the trade and assets of Fendor – a UK company with expertise in the provision of high security, ballistic and bombproof fenestration. The Newcastle based company is also a major supplier of windows used in custodial and mental health institutions and the petrochemical industries.

The acquisition creates Crittall Fendor and will complement the Essex based Crittall group by expanding the range of products and markets served and assisting Crittall Windows with its north of England and Scottish operations.

Thanks to its ‘strong technical reputation’ on both sides of the Atlantic, Crittall is said to be ideally placed to expand market share in the US where, for example, Fendor has recently passed rigorous fire testing of products aimed at the oil and gas industry.

It is claimed that association with the Crittall brand will also benefit Fendor’s range of specialist products within the UK.

Stuart Judge, managing director of The Crittall Group of companies, said: “This is a win-win situation for Crittall, for Fendor, and for all our customers. We are now able to offer an unparalleled range of fenestration from steel windows, doors and screens for residential and commercial use to specialist security glazing that meets the stringent requirements of industrial, medical and government clients.”

Graham Dotchin from Tait Walker Corporate Finance, who advised the shareholders of Fendor said: “It is great news that Crittall Fendor have been able to secure this competitive advantage and that it is committed to retaining the North East facility, grow employment opportunities for the region and ensure that the end users of the products continue to benefit from them.”