Strategic move creates the leader in complete water handling and treatment solutions

Workdry International Ltd, the ultimate holding company of Selwood Ltd, has acquired parts of the renowned water treatment specialist Siltbuster Group, in a strategic move to consolidate its position as the UK’s leading complete water handling provider.

Based in Hampshire, Selwood has a network of 21 pump rental branches around the UK. When combined, Siltbuster and Siltbuster Process Solutions are the UK’s number one solutions provider for on-site water treatment, wet waste processing and the prevention of waterborne pollution.

Together they deliver an unrivalled range of rapidly deployable solutions for silt management and prevention, control and treatment of water contamination.

The Siltbuster businesses will remain based in Monmouth, Wales, with their 60 employees continuing to work across the UK. The two management teams will now work closely to drive the growth of their water treatment services, and enhance their combined service offerings to the water, environmental and construction industries.

Chris Garrett, Selwood CEO (pictured) said: “This is a major strategic acquisition for Selwood, broadening our offering to the industries we work with and further reinforcing our position as the country’s leading pump rental solutions provider. The Siltbuster businesses are an excellent complement to Selwood’s existing products and service offering. Selwood and Siltbuster are both renowned for exceptional water handling capabilities and, importantly, share a common culture and business ethos based on product quality, innovation and outstanding customer service.”

Siltbuster CEO Dr Richard Coulton, who will continue to lead the Siltbuster businesses, said: “Siltbuster was built on innovation, and in our discussions with Selwood it became clear that Selwood shares our passion for developing and providing innovative full service solutions.

“We are proud to have become the UK’s leader in this sector and are very excited about building on this position with the benefit of Selwood’s scale, reputation and expertise.”

The acquisition of Siltbuster aligns with Selwood’s strategy of providing a single point of contact solution for pumping and water treatment requirements, backed by its 400-strong team of specialists, comprehensive fleet and branch network. It also enables Siltbuster’s teams to offer Selwood’s pump rental products and expertise alongside its water treatment services.

Selwood is the UK’s number one pump rental solutions provider, a global leader in pump manufacture and sales and a renowned supplier of plant and construction equipment for hire and sale.