Plantlink, the north-west’s regional supplier for the Doosan Heavy range of construction equipment, has been bought by the Northern Ireland-based group Ballyvesey Holdings for an undisclosed sum. Plantlink was set up in 2006 by JJ Hyung, a former UK managing director of Doosan Heavy, who will now leave the business, while sales manager Chris Proctor and the majority of his team will stay on.
Dermot Cunnie, general manager of Ballyvesey’s construction equipment division, said: “We are delighted that Chris and his colleagues at Rainford [on Merseyside] have transferred over and we are already benefiting from their wealth of knowledge and experience. With this acquisition we have added the Doosan Heavy line of equipment to the Bobcat range sold by our trading subsidiary, Norwest Plant, which was appointed as the authorised Bobcat dealer for the region earlier this year. The acquisition of Plantlink also adds to our existing Doosan and Bobcat dealerships at Montana Plant in Ireland and Scotia Plant in Scotland.”
This will be seen as a shrewd acquisition by Ballyvesey Holdings, which has been trading since 1970. Plantlink joins other equipment dealers in the Ballyvesey family, which own dealer franchises for Terex, Case and Bell in addition to those already mentioned. The parent company has huge market penetration not only in plant, with transport and logistics, truck sales and aftermarket support, trailer manufacturing, transport services and property development also in its portfolio.