FAMILY-run hydraulic excavator attachment specialist BPH Attachments has successfully acquired RTS Piling. With depots in the South East and Midlands already, the purchase of RTS Piling allows BPH Attachments to expand its offering to customers in the South West.
RTS was founded in 2001 by Roger Nowell and two partners and became one of the leading suppliers of piling hammers in the industry. Roger continued to be at the helm of the company with his wife Sue until his passing in 2016 when Sue took over. Sue is now retiring and has taken the decision to sell the company.
The acquisition will see no change in staff but BPH will be extending the product range giving customers a wider choice of attachments for sale and hire, including hydraulic hammers, selector grabs and pulverisers. BPH will also be adding its extensive servicing and repair facilities to the depot.
Sue Nowell commented: “Like us, BPH Attachments is family-run and both companies have very similar values and objectives, such as being committed to product excellence and exceptional customer service. We have worked with BPH on numerous occasions and we’ve always had a great working relationship. We know they will do the best for RTS customers, and customers will continue to receive the same great service they have become familiar with.
“My husband worked extremely hard to develop the business and I’m delighted our son Mark will still be involved as the depot manager to help it grow and continue to be successful as BPH Attachments.”
Matthew Bastable, Sales Director at BPH Attachments, added: “The RTS team has some of the best knowledge and experience of piling hammers in the industry, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the BPH Attachments family. We’d like to assure customers they will still be dealing with the same people, but they will see a change in branding and an extended product offering.
“We’re excited about the future of the business and are looking forward to bringing some of the leading attachments in the industry, such as LaBounty shears, OilQuick couplers and the ever popular PRODEM range, to the South West.”