The Clarison Group was formally launched today bringing together four leading companies in the façade industry, Alucraft Limited, Alucraft Systems Limited, Williaam Cox and EAG, to create a new force in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural glazing and façade systems in the UK & Ireland. Alucraft Limited and Williaam Cox are based in Ireland and Alucraft Systems and EAG in the UK.
The Clarison Group is majority owned by Elaghmore, the UK-based private equity fund, which acquired the Alucraft and Williaam Cox businesses in 2018 and EAG in 2019.
The combined group has over 400 employees and operates from six locations throughout the UK and Ireland, including Dublin, Tamworth, Cannock, Rotherham, Mildenhall and Attleborough, with additional employed design teams based in Spain, Poland and the Philippines. In 2020 Elaghmore supported Alucraft to acquire an additional 3,000m2 manufacturing facility in Rotherham. This brings the total Clarison Group production capacity to over 25,000m2, utilizing the latest off-site manufacturing techniques with advanced CNC manufacturing equipment, window, door and façade assembly lines, architectural sheet metal processing, structural bonding lines and a certified in-house powder coating facility. These facilities give the Group a market leading annual capacity of 430,000 production hours.
Two new executive appointments have been made to lead the Group’s future growth:
Jack McHugh will continue to work in Alucraft Ltd., as Chairman, supporting the leadership teams across the Group of companies. He will also assist Ronnie in building strong and sustainable relationships with the network of contacts Alucraft Ltd. has built over the years.
Mark Oliver had the following to say about joining the Group and its launch:
“I am delighted to have joined the business to lead the newly formed Clarison Group. The Clarison name combines the words clarity and vision. It embodies the purpose of the Group and complements our market leading Alucraft, EAG, and Williaam Cox brands. As a Group, we have the expertise, scale and experience to be a leading powerhouse in the design, manufacture and installation of façade systems for the built environment across the UK and Ireland. I look forward to building an exciting future.”
Ronnie Mills added:
“There are exciting times ahead with the formation of The Clarison Group and I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of it within Alucraft. There is an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge within the Group which, when coupled with the facilities and technology available at the various manufacturing plants, will provide our clients with a world class service and an innovative solution for their projects. We bring construction expertise together with lean manufacturing processes that delivers in this highly technically area of building facades.”
Jack McHugh said:
“The reason I came into the Façade world (a few years ago) was a lot to do with the wonderful products and services Williaam Cox offered to the market. It has been a great and rewarding journey watching that business grow, then Alucraft scaling great heights and now being part of a Group with more than 400 employees and £100m turnover. I am pleased to be providing continuity and assistance to customers and staff, for the continued success of companies within the Clarison Group.”
The Clarison Group companies have the expertise and scale to deliver projects in the commercial office, educational and residential sectors, with a focus on a collaborative design process and innovative off-site construction methods.
Each of the companies in the Group offers full design and build solutions with vertically integrated in house design, valued supply chain partners, local manufacturing and directly managed installation teams. With one hundred design & engineering experts the Group has a core competence in offering innovative designs and value engineered solutions.
Andy Ducker, Co-Founder, Elaghmore Partners, commented:
“The formal launch of The Clarison Group today creates a new force in the UK and Ireland facades industry. The Group already has a strong new business pipeline, and we expect to employ more people as we grow over the coming years. As always, we will continuously strive to offer our customers the best service and quality with ongoing investment in people, technology and processes. We have sent a clear message to the construction industry about our position as a market leader.”
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