Langfields Bolsters Capability with Investment In Historic Engineering Company

Salford-headquartered engineering group Langfields today completed the acquisition of WH Capper, one of the UK’s historic brands in welding engineering and process equipment.

Established in 1934 by William Henry Capper near Warrington, the business designs and manufactures pressure equipment for multiple markets.

The deal will see Langfields take up a majority equity share in the business whilst retaining the key skills of the WH Capper Team. Langfields Managing Director, Neil Yates commented:

WH Capper has a great reputation in the UK & Worldwide for pressure component manufacturing and advanced welding processes. We expect their skilled staff and strategic facilities will support our growth ambitions, where we are experiencing significant demand in new markets such as hydrogen, nuclear power and waste to energy.

WH Capper Managing Director Eric Booth welcomed the acquisition as a boost for the business’s growth ambitions:

Capper is a genuine family business which has built its reputation on quality workmanship and high levels of service. Demand for our offering has been steadily increasing in recent years, and we believe the opportunity to partner with Langields will enable this growth to be achieved. Langfields themselves have a reputation for technical solutions and exceptional standards, so we believe the strategic and cultural fit will enhance our business.