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    KBS Corporate successfully completes the sale of Essex based S.J.H Row & Sons Ltd

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    KBS Corporate has helped to negotiate a deal for S.J.H. Row and Sons Ltd based in Manningtree, Essex.

    Founded in 1880 by Joshua Row, Row & Sons was formed to produce hardwood cutting surfaces and butchers’ blocks. Originally in Topsham, Devon, the company and the family relocated around the turn of the twentieth century to Hoxton in North London. The company was incorporated in 1932 the business remained in London until 1967.

    In recent years, Row & Sons has been operating from a modern facility in Manningtree, Essex, allowing them to develop their production techniques and service to customers. Due to the heritage and high quality product, the company has gained an international reputation for manufacturing high quality, professional food cutting surfaces.

    The acquirer, Partwell Group, is a leading plastic engineering company based in Blackburn, Lancashire. Founded in 1979, Partwell are a family owned group that specialise in cutting technology – supplying CNC machined plastic parts, water jet cutting services, food cutting surfaces and many other engineered plastic products. The acquisition completed 13th May 2014.

    Deal Executive Tom Eatough of KBS Corporate, commented, “I am really please that we managed to find a suitable buyer for SJH Row & Sons. “The company has a rich history and they have been market leader in this sector for many years.
    “I would like to wish Peter Wakeling all the best for the future, and I am sure with Partwells help, the Row & Sons name will continue for many more years to come”.

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