Brysdales strengthens market proposition with acquisition of Railex

Chorley based storage solutions specialist Brysdales has strengthened its market proposition with the acquisition of an industry leading paper filing and metal storage manufacturer and supplier in Southport.

railexBrysdales has acquired Railex Filing and Railex Storage, which has a heritage dating back more than 100 years and provides office filing and record management products throughout the UK and overseas.

The acquisition gives Brysdales a strong foothold in the office based market and complements its core business of delivering storage solutions for a wide range of environments.

Elizabeth Porter, managing director of Chorley based Brysdales said: “Railex is extremely well known both here in the UK and with customers across the world in Europe, America, and South Africa.

“The acquisition means Brysdales now has a strong foothold in the filing and record management sector, which complements our core vision of delivering storage innovation for every kind of business and organisation.

“By merging the expertise of both companies, we will be looking to strengthen and grow our market share and look forward to creating exciting new opportunities in the future.”

Railex Filing’s product range includes paper and cardboard files such as suspension files, folders, wallets and transfer files as well as medical and speciality filing for the label printing and graphic arts industry.

Railex Storage supplies metal storage cabinets and mobile shelving including medical filing and plan chests for large format documents.

The brand is widely known in the legal, accounting and finance sectors as well as in healthcare, education and social care and currently employs 25 members of staff based in Southport, Merseyside.

Railex was founded by the Wilson family in 1908 and celebrated its centenary in 2008 with a series of celebrations including a collection of History of Railex memorabilia. The business was later sold in 2013. Farleys Solicitors advised Brysdales on the acquisition.