Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd acquires Norman Walker Machinery Ltd

Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (PPS), one of the UK’s leading providers of compressed air, pneumatic and chiller solutions, acquires Hull firm Norman Walker Machinery Ltd (Norman Walker) in a move that aims to unify and strengthen the service offering for manufacturers across the region.

Established in 1930, Norman Walker is a key supplier and installer of air compressors and pneumatics across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Driven by a dedicated team who pride themselves on delivering excellent service to their loyal customer base, their values mirror those of PPS, providing a solid cultural fit for the acquisition.

“Norman Walker becoming part of PPS is a very exciting opportunity for both firms. The focus is very much on strengthening and expanding customer support,” explains Ian Harrison, Managing Director of PPS. “For PPS this means our customers in this region will have a local branch – that proximity gives them easy access to us for a speedy response. For Norman Walker customers, the join with PPS broadens the range of products and services available to them – from the plant room to the factory floor, we can supply, install and maintain everything they need.”

The team structure of Norman Walker will remain the same with Simon Biggs staying on to lead the team, as his father and grandfather have done before him.

Simon Biggs from Norman Walker commented: “I am very much looking forward to leading this new era for Norman Walker, which I know will see benefits for both customers and staff. Personally, I am keen to have the support of PPS behind us. They have an honest, straightforward approach, with service at the heart of their business. I know it is the right move for all involved with Norman Walker at this time.”

This acquisition expands the reach of PPS across the north of England: the company now has four branches, including their Brighouse head office, the new Leigh branch, Simm Engineering Group in Sheffield and Norman Walker in Hull.

PPS became part of the wider R&G Fluid Power Group in 2018 and have since benefitted from the support of this passionate network of businesses. Norman Walker will become the latest addition to the group, expanding the presence on the east coast.

For customers and staff of Norman Walker, it is business as usual, which means an experienced team providing a reliable compressed air service across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. For more information on Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd please visit

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