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GRS moves west for expansion

2000 maen karne truck

Materials group GRS has expanded its business in the West Country with the acquisition of Cornish company Maen Karne.

The Nuneaton-based firm says the deal – for an undisclosed sum – strengthens its regional position across all its business lines of bagged and bulk aggregate, waste removal and recycling, and associated transport services.

Maen Karne employs 140 people and has five operational sites that include concrete products and waste transfer, two business lines which are new to GRS.

GRS logo - index only

GRS logo - index only

GRS chief executive Jon Fisher said: “Maen Karne is a natural fit for GRS. We have been working with them for some time and we are impressed by the way they do business. They are a highly professional and passionate team with a customer-led, can-do attitude very much like ourselves.”

Maen Karne founder and managing director Julian Chenoweth said: “Joining forces with GRS gives us solid backing to keep growing and look forward to the next chapter of the Maen Karne story.”

Maen Karne operations director Ross Facey will take on the overall management of the business while Chenoweth will continue as a non-exec director working with the board of Maen Karne and the wider GRS Group.

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