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Two become one: Manufacturing allies complete acquisition deal

The partnership is one of the longest-running in sport… Building materials supplier Travis Perkins is celebrating 20 years as principal partner of Northampton Saints Rugby Club. The milestone anniversary was marked at the Gallagher Premiership match against Worcester Warriors last month, which saw key Travis Perkins plc staff join past Saints players on the pitch for the presentation of an exclusive 20th anniversary shirt to Travis Perkins from the Saints. “To be a part of one of the longest-running partnerships in British sport and to be able to help bring rugby to more communities, is a great privilege,” said Travis Perkins plc’s chief operating officer Frank Elkins. From next year, Travis Perkins will become the Saints’ headline community partner. “We pride ourselves on forming long-term relationships with our commercial partners so everyone at the club could not be more excited to celebrate the 20-year milestone of this incredible relationship,” said Saints chief executive Mark Darbon. “Travis Perkins is a huge presence in our local community and we are proud to have worked collaboratively with them for so long. “Everyone at the club is looking forward to what the next phase of our enduring partnership with Travis Perkins will bring.”

Two manufacturing companies that have worked together for years have now formally joined forces. Composite components manufacturer Carbon Component Solutions has completed the purchase of Arnold Engineering Plastics.

The company, based on the Moulton Park industrial estate in Northampton, was previously owner managed by the Larkins family who shared a long-standing relationship with Carbon Component Solutions. The firm has specialised in plastic manufacturing for 50 years and the acquisition enables Carbon Component Solutions to expand its manufacturing services and goods.

Carbon Component Solutions is based at Silverstone and co-owned by brothers Bryn and Scott Noon. “Purchasing Arnold Engineering Plastics is an exciting opportunity to expand our business and manufacturing capabilities,” said Bryn. “We have had a strong relationship with AEP for some time and we are now excited to work alongside Peter Larkins to integrate the two businesses together into Carbon Component Solutions’ wider services.”

Scott added: “We are looking forward to being able to provide our clients and customers with a greater range of services which was one of the driving forces for us doing this transaction.”

Law firm Howes Percival’s Northampton office advised Carbon Components Solutions on the acquisition. Corporate partner Matt Thompson, who led the Howes Percival team, said: “It has been a real pleasure to have advised Bryn and Scott Noon on the acquisition, helping Carbon Component Solutions expand its portfolio.

“Carbon Component Solutions is well-placed within Silverstone’s expanding tech and manufacturing industries. Northamptonshire has always had a competitive manufacturing industry and this acquisition ensures that Carbon Component Solutions remains a leading business within the field.”

The deal is one of a number being handled by the firm’s office in Northampton, he added. “I am anticipating a number of additional deals completing before the end of the year.”