LSAB enters strategic cooperation with EPS Services and Tooling Ltd in the UK

EPS och LSAB ingår i ett strategiskt samarbete

Nick Palmer, Steve Goodlad, Fredrik Ivarsson and Staffan Gustafsson

LSAB Sweden has signed a strategic partnership agreement with EPS Services & Tooling Ltd from the United Kingdom. “The purpose is to develop both companies market shares in the UK. It will be a win-win situation for both parts”, says Fredrik Ivarsson, Export Manager at LSAB.

LSAB has recently completed major investments in its facilities in northern Sweden and Finland. Now, LSAB continues its expansion by entering a strategic partnership with the British company EPS Services & Tooling Ltd. The UK company manufactures wide bandsaw blades and provides servicing for the sawmill industry in Scotland, Wales and England. By the agreement LSAB strengthens its local service offer for clients in the British market.

” We have high demands for our service offer in the Nordic markets and now we will able to offer the same high quality from a UK based location “ says Fredrik Ivarsson, Export Manager LSAB. EPS & LSAB have already implemented a knowledge sharing program covering a range of areas & processes, strengthening our technical knowledge to support quality that meets customers’ expectations. 

Steve Goodlad, Chief Operations Officer at EPS added “We are extremely excited with this new partnership. Working with LSAB means that EPS also builds on its own knowledge and together we can provide a stronger service to support our existing customers within the timber industry. It´s simply a win-win situation”.

In the first phase, the partnership will focus on the service of wide band saw blades from the EPS facility in Fife, Scotland. The unit is set up with modern CNC machinery and is strategically located to support sawmills throughout Scotland and Northern England, and from here, any service can be provided within 1–2-week cycles. LSAB and EPS have a strong ambition to become the powerful player in the British market, and in the future, the offering will be expanded to include service for circular saw blades, including maintenance sharpening and re-tipping, and the supply and servicing of other specialist tooling.

About EPS Services & Tools Ltd
EPS Services & Tooling Ltd specialise in the manufacture and servicing of Swaged and Stellite Tipped Wide Bandsaw Blades for the timber industry. EPS operate 4 sites in the UK in Fife, Somerset, Essex, the through their sister company, Gerrymet, in the West Midlands. EPS also supply and service all types of circular saws and specialist tooling primarily for the timber processing industry in the UK The company generates approximately 60 million SEK and have 60 employees.