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BARROWFORD-based Merc Engineering UK Ltd has announced the recent share purchase of Stanworth Engineers, of Burnley.

Stanworth Engineers has become the third company in the Merc Group and brings with it a team of highly skilled engineers and aerospace customer base. The company employs 30 people with a sales turnover of £1.5 million.

At the heart of the North-West’s Aerospace manufacturing hub, Stanworth Engineers has operated for more than 40 years as a leading manufacturer of high precision components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, including products such as engine components, drain valves, and components and sub-assemblies for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Bringing Stanworths into the Merc Group will see employee numbers rise to 130 and group turnover increase to nearly £9 million. The combined resource will allow Merc to service larger packages of work in the aerospace, defence and power generation sectors and continue to offer its existing clients a wider range of machining options. 

Managing director of the Merc Group, Les Nuttall, said: “Bringing Stanworth Engineers into the Merc Group is a fantastic move for us. As a group it will open up more capacity for our customers and enable us to venture further into markets such as power generation and aerospace. The team at Stanworths has a wealth of engineering knowledge and we are very much looking forward to working with them to develop the business over the next 12 months”.