The UK foodservice fabrication industry is undergoing further change, with leading fabricator Counterline in the process of taking over DHR International.
Both companies have a long history of producing stainless steel products for the catering and hospitality sector, and are based less than 10 minutes from each other on Merseyside.
Exact details of the arrangement have not yet been made public, but the DHR business is expected to operate as a separate entity to Counterline.
Counterline said it will be in a position to comment once a structuring of the business is complete. That process is likely to be finished before the end of the year or early 2014.
Counterline is a prominent manufacturer of bespoke foodservice counters and displays. Its client portfolio includes high street retail chains, hotels and corporate head offices.
Its primary market remains the UK but earlier this year the company’s managing director, Tim Flood, revealed the firm had been enjoying positive growth overseas, too. “We have seen great growth over the last few years, especially in export and bespoke counter projects. We will continue to invest in this area of our business,” he said.
DHR International, which is based at the Kingfisher Business Park in Sefton, specialises in the fabrication of bespoke counters, drop-in displays and bar areas. It has completed prestigious jobs on projects involving customers such as BAE Systems, GlaxoSmithKleine and Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa.