Australia [Change]

News Releases

Werner Access Products UK Holdings, Ltd completes the acquisition of Youngman Group Ltd

Oct 29, 2014
London, UK - Werner Access Products UK Holdings, Ltd. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Youngman Group Ltd. following receipt of clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority of the UK. Youngman Group, based in Maldon, Essex, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of access equipment.

“This acquisition continues Werner’s growth in the world-wide ladder and access products market” said William T. Allen, Chairman. “The Youngman and BoSS brands are well recognized tower and trade access product brands in the United Kingdom. The merger of Youngman and Werner UK will allow us to leverage our operations, product development, sales and marketing networks to strengthen Werner’s position in the construction and trade channels. This strategic acquisition will also form a strong platform for our continued expansion into the European and Middle Eastern markets.”

Paul Bentley, Youngman Group’s Managing Director commented, “Youngman has provided the construction and trade industry with innovative, quality products since 1926. We are extremely pleased to become a part of the Werner family of companies who share our same commitment to world class customer service, product innovation and quality.”
Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
To ensure you choose the ladder best suited to your needs, follow the Werner height safety charts on the Ladder Safety Tips page. Note, the highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top. A person standing higher may lose their balance and fall. A person’s maximum safe reaching height is approximately 1.2m higher than the height of the ladder. For example, a typical person can safety reach a 2.4m ceiling on a 1.2m ladder.
Ladders are designed and constructed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. Werner ladders come in two different Duty Ratings identified by their application in domestic or industrial settings.

Werner offers ladders made from fibreglass and aluminium. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, fiberglass is recommended when there is potential contact with electrical wires or a hostile environment, such as exposure to certain chemicals.