Blue Group completes Murray Plant acquisition

Adrian Murphy and Bruce Murray

BLUE Group has announced plans to break into the attachments market after completing the acquisition of Murray Plant.

Murray Plant has been supplying equipment for almost 30 years under the leadership of founder Bruce Murray. The firm distributes products for a number of brands including Rammer in the UK.

Both Bruce and Fergal O’Neill, who is responsible for sales at Murray Plant, will be staying on in their roles, albeit under the Blue Group umbrella.

Adrian Murphy, CEO at Blue Group said, “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of Murray Plant, taking us into the attachments sector, which sits well alongside our current product portfolio. Murray Plant also offer sales, hire, service and spare parts on their range of plant equipment, which is similar to Blue Group’s business model for the other brands of machinery we sell. This means the business will integrate nicely, particularly as a lot of our customers are also customers of Murray Plant.”

Murray Plant founder Bruce Murray added, “This agreement with Blue Group will no doubt increase the distribution and sales of these outstanding products over the coming years, as well as providing increased exposure of the brands within the marketplace. We have an exceptionally strong collection of attachments, of which we are the exclusive UK supplier, and this deal will allow us to demonstrate this equipment to a wider audience. It also means even greater support to existing customers as Blue will further increase stock levels of spare parts, plus have new equipment at each of their offices located throughout the UK.”