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Glennon Brothers Completes Balcas Acquisition                                                                                                                                                                                                          29/10/2021

Glennon Brothers, a third-generation timber processing business, founded in Longford, Ireland, in 1913, has now completed its acquisition of Balcas from parent company SHV Energy (LPG) Holding BV. The transaction was subject to approval from both the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK, and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Ireland.


Balcas was established in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in 1962, and consists of two divisions, Balcas Timber and Balcas Energy. Combined, the business has a turnover of c. £108 million and employs 370 people. Balcas Timber incorporates the sawmilling operation in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, which produces quality sawn timber products for the Fencing & Landscaping, Agricultural, Construction and Pallet & Packaging sectors. In addition, Balcas Energy operates two renewable energy plants at Enniskillen and Invergordon, Scotland, which incorporate CHP (Combined Heat & Power) and the manufacture of Balcas Energy Wood Pellets.


Mike Glennon commented: “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of the Balcas business, which will enhance our overall product and service offering, as well as diversifying our route to market via Balcas’ Energy Division”.


He went on to say: “This is a significant milestone in Glennon Brothers’ history, which dates back to 1913, and provides our customers with a broader range as well as increased overall production capacity for the future. This acquisition allows us to continue fulfilling our commitment to our customers of offering a one stop shop solution for sawn softwood across the UK and Ireland”.


Pat Glennon commented: “The opportunity to add value to our established supply chain and core business is extremely exciting. We are thrilled to welcome the Balcas team into the Glennon Brothers Group, and are excited to start working with them collaboratively, sharing ideas and developing best practice across the wider business. By adding Balcas to our existing business, it further enhances our capability to operate fully from forest to front door”.


Glennon Brothers has been at the forefront of green technology solutions within the sawmilling sector having recently invested in a CHP Plant within its existing facility in Troon in 2016. The addition of two further CHP Plants as part of the Balcas acquisition offer further synergies as well as reinforcing the business’ green credentials and overall commitment to sustainability.


Commenting on the sale of the Balcas business, Brian Murphy the CEO of Balcas said: The team at Balcas are delighted to be joining the Glennon Brothers family of companies, and we look forward to exciting times ahead for the enlarged business.


The official announcement was made upon signing on Friday the 29th of October 2021.