|The acquisition consolidates Ballyclare’s position as provider of firefighter protection in the UK|
Ballyclare is owned by David Ross, the entrepreneur who made his name with the success of Carphone Warehouse. Speaking of Ballyclare’s latest move, Mr Ross said: “This is an important move for Ballyclare. It consolidates our position as a leading provider of firefighter protection in the UK and gives us an excellent base to build a broader protective clothing business”.
Speaking of his plans for merging Lion and Ballyclare Carlton Greener, Managing Director of Ballyclare, said: “Ballyclare and Lion are both well-known brands with a high reputation for service and product quality. Our objective will be to combine the best of both businesses to create a new and stronger Ballyclare”.
Lion was established in the UK 15 years ago by Lion Apparel from Dayton Ohio. Ownership was later transferred to the German LHD Group, before being acquired by Ballyclare.
Ballyclare was acquired by David Ross in March 2013.