Lappset UK Ltd and Playworld Systems Europe Ltd join forces in the UK
Two family-owned playground companies are joining forces to become a key player within the UK playground industry.
Having established themselves in the UK in recent years, the new partnership between Lappset UK and Playworld Systems Europe is an important milestone for both companies and prepares them to take the next step in growing the business by providing UK customers with the most comprehensive portfolio of products in the industry.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity and it enables us to grow without losing the individual heritage of the parent companies,” said Dale Miller, Chairman of Playworld Systems Inc, USA.
“This merger also helps both companies to grow outside the UK, as we now will begin to share resources which will benefit the product portfolios of both parent companies,” added Johanna Ikaheimo, Chairman of Lappset Group.
The new combined company will be led in this country by Managing Director Chris Jones who said: “This is a great opportunity to showcase our innovative and comprehensive portfolio of playground equipment and build our presence in the UK market.”
Lappset Group ltd is a leading company in the playground business in Europe with its head office in Rovaniemi, Finland, a UK headquarters in Kettering, Northants, and daughter companies in Sweden, Germany and Spain. Lappset’s products are sold in 46 countries worldwide. The company was founded 40 years ago and employs some 350 employees in Europe.
Playworld Systems Inc is a 40 year-old, third generation family-owned business and a leading play structure manufacturer that has always been based in central Pennsylvania with activities in more than 36 countries outside of the US.
Following their philosophy of The World Needs Play their family of product lines – PlayDesigns, Playworld, ENERGI, NEOS, and LifeTrail – is designed to help people in every stage of life stay active and healthy, with innovative recreation and playground equipment that delivers the highest fun and fitness value possible.