Longacre Group acquires MANUFACTURER EURO ACCESS

LONDON – 7 December, 2021 – Longacre Group has acquired specialist work platform manufacturer Euro Access® Ltd in Cork, Ireland as a bolt-on for Pyroban. 

Euro Access, founded in 1996, manufactures ground support equipment specifically used for the maintenance of military aircraft. The specially designed access platforms enable maintenance engineers to reach the nose cone and other confined areas of the fighter jets. “The area around each aircraft is formally classified as Zone 1, meaning a potentially explosive atmosphere is likely to occur during normal operations, so the access platform must be explosion proof and meet ATEX 2G compliance,” says Steve Noakes, Managing Director of Pyroban.

“To support safety, Pyroban was involved in the equipment’s original design process and certification in the 1990s with Euro Access’ founders Paul and Michael.”

Since then, Pyroban has continued to supply Euro Access with hundreds of explosion proof kits which are fitted on the production line in Cork, Ireland. The strong relationship that developed led the founders to approach Pyroban as a suitable new owner in early 2021.

“Euro Access fits perfectly within our portfolio because it has great synergies with Pyroban’s innovative, safety-driven culture and bespoke engineering capabilities,” says Steve. “It is also aligned with our existing support for many organisations in the military and aerospace sectors and opens up further opportunities to expand our offerings. We are proud to be the new owners of Euro Access, starting a new and exciting chapter in the long-standing relationship.”

For more information about Euro Access please visit http://www.euroaccess.ie/

For further information please contact:

Elliott Nicholson +44 (0)203 675 7732 elliott.nicholson@longacre.com

Stani Schmidt-Chiari +44 (0)203 675 7731 stani.schmidt@longacre.com