The Pyroban Group has acquired Baldwin and Francis, a Sheffield (UK) based manufacturer of explosion proof electrical equipment used in hazardous and challenging environments.
“Baldwin and Francis has a long established history in the markets we already operate,” says CEO of the Pyroban Group, Brian Quarendon. “Investments and improvements at the Sheffield manufacturing operation will help bring new opportunities to this well-established business.”
Baldwin and Francis (B&F) began life in 1919, and it was not long before it started to produce the ‘switchgear of choice’ for the mining community where safety and reliability were of paramount importance.
Today the company continues to support the mining industry with a range of switchgear, transformers, power centres and many other Exd or intrinsically safe electrical items. Core markets also include the oil and gas industry, rail and industrial applications.
“New ownership provides an exciting opportunity for the Company to fully exploit its potential in its core markets and with the support of the Pyroban Group to expand into new markets,” says Chris Storer, newly appointed General Manager for B&F. “The new owners clearly understand the business and will give B&F the support it needs to grow.”
Brian Quarendon confirms: “The Baldwin and Francis business will continue as normal with no interruption of supply. Customers will continue to receive the outstanding service and product quality they have come to expect.”
Pyroban provides explosion protection safety solutions for industry world-wide providing engine kits and packages, components and ATEX compliant materials handling equipment conversions.