Henley-on-Thames pump manufacturer buys Redditch HVAC specialist

Stuart Turner

Stuart Turner, the Henley-on-Thames based manufacturer of water boosting pumps and systems, has bought pressurisation and HVAC specialist Mikrofill Systems Ltd.

The transaction has been supported by follow-on funding provided by Stuart Turner’s private equity backer LDC.

Founded in 1906, Stuart Turner designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of water powering solutions, from domestic pumps to large water boosting systems for commercial and industrial projects.

Leading mid-market private equity firm LDC backed the management buyout of Stuart Turner in 2017 to help the business target further growth in the commercial pumps sector and support international expansion. During its partnership with LDC, the business has now acquired three complementary businesses. The acquisition of Mikrofill follows its purchases of Fluid Water Solutions in 2019 and GAH Heating in October 2018.

Based in Redditch, Worcestershire, pressurisation specialist Mikrofill brings more than 25 years of innovation and experience producing pressurisation units for sealed system control, commercial grade boilers and water heaters.

Stuart Turner’s acquisition of Mikrofill will significantly expand its range of products and services so that it can provide its customers with the most comprehensive HVAC and water supply solutions across domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

Following the deal, Mikrofill will continue to operate an as independent entity but as part of Stuart Turner. The transaction also provides an exit for Mikrofill Founders Roger and Pat Cherrington.

Richard Harden, CEO of Stuart Turner, said: “Stuart Turner boasts a long history of engineering excellence and British manufacturing. We are constantly exploring opportunities that can further enhance our market leading services. Mikrofill is an established leader in the pressurisation and hot water generation market so this acquisition plays a key role towards our goal of providing a complete heating and water powering solution.”