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Pyroban acquires Euro Access

UK explosion proof specialist Pyroban has acquired Irish specialist aerial lift manufacturer and support company Euro Access from owners Paul McHugh and Michael Buckley, who are set to retire.

Having been design and manufacturing engineers for Simon and Terex, McHugh and Buckley founded Euro Access in 1996. Based in Cork, the company specialises in providing custom built platforms for the maintenance of military and aerospace equipment. The company also provides parts and service, for new and obsolete aerial lifts, and is a IPAF approved training centre.

Euro Access has been working with Pyroban since the 1990s, with the explosion proofing specialist involved during the original design and certification process, assisting with various ATEX requirements. Since then, both companies have worked closely together on a number of projects, with Pyroban supplying and fitting hundreds of explosion proof kits over the years.
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Euro Access specialises in providing access platforms for the military and aerospace industries

Pyroban managing director Steve Noakes, said: “Euro Access fits perfectly within our portfolio because it has great synergies with Pyroban’s innovative, safety-driven culture and bespoke engineering capabilities. It is also aligned with our existing support for many organisations in the military and aerospace sectors and opens up further opportunities to expand our offerings. We are proud to be the new owners of Euro Access, starting a new and exciting chapter in the long-standing relationship.”

McHugh, added : “Euro Access has been our passion for the last 25 years, but it is time for us to retire and let our legacy live on with a strong custodian that has the same values, principles and engineering excellence.”

Part of the Longacre group, Pyroban provides explosion protection kits for a wide range of material handling and powered access equipment. It also offers explosion protection kit for diesel engines.