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Steelwork contractor forms coatings subsidiary

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Billington Holdings has announced the formation of Specialist Protective Coatings, a new subsidiary that will focus on surface preparation and the application of protective coatings for products across a variety of sectors including structural steelwork, rail, highways, defence, petrochemical, energy, and infrastructure.

Specialist Protective Coatings will offer a wide range of paint treatments including anti-corrosion and fire protection systems.

It has been formed following Billington’s acquisition, earlier this year, of the trading assets of Orrmac Coatings, a specialist painting company based in Sheffield.

Billington said it has been seeking to expand its painting capabilities for some time and the acquisition presented an excellent opportunity.

The former Orrmac facility has undergone a substantial refurbishment, and Billington said it is now able to service the most demanding of projects. The onsite lifting capacities for steel assemblies are said to be among the largest in the UK.

Mark Smith, CEO of Billington, commented: “It is an exciting period for Billington and we believe the addition of Specialist Protective Coatings will further strengthen the Group’s market position through increased capabilities and product offerings.”

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