We’re pleased to announce that London-based film, TV and commercial grip specialist Alpha Grip (UK) Limited has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals.
The acquisition of Alpha Grip further strengthens Sunbelt Rentals’ proposition in the British film and television industry after our most recent acquisition of Movietech, PKE Lighting and Media Access Solutions.
Operating on a national level, Alpha Grip provides services to many of the UK’s leading film and television shows and is well positioned for growth within the UK Film market.
Commenting on the acquisition, Andy Wright, Sunbelt Rentals UK CEO, explained: “Our continued expansion into the UK film and television market is made stronger by our recent acquisition of grip specialist, Alpha Grip. Now, with the combined knowledge and expertise of Alpha, MAS, PKE, Movietech and William F. White International (WFW), also a Sunbelt Rentals company, we will offer our clients a completely integrated, full-service production solution, which will be a true differentiator in today’s industry.
“John and his team of grip experts bring with them over 160 years of collective experience. Under John’s guidance, the Alpha team will remain in the business and work alongside Sunbelt Rentals as we continue to execute our exciting UK expansion plan.”
Speaking about the acquisition, Alpha Grip owner, John Tadros commented: “It’s a great opportunity for us to join Sunbelt Rentals UK, working closely with Movietech, PKE and MAS, as well as with WFW in Canada. Together, we have an extensive combined knowledge and experience of the production market that is primed for further growth. We’re excited about what the future holds and look forward to broadening the services we currently offer across a diverse and dynamic production market, both locally and internationally”.
Alpha Grip, MAS, PKE and Movietech will work closely with WFW, a leading film and television production rental specialist business, a Sunbelt Rentals company.
Established in 2004 and based in Pinewood Studios, Greater London. Alpha Grip provides the film and television industry with an enviable inventory of grip equipment that boasts an impressive range of telescopic and modular camera cranes, stabilised and non-stabilised remote heads and specialist vehicles, from multiple locations throughout the UK.
The strategic acquisition of Alpha Grip further solidifies the expansion strategy of Sunbelt Rentals in the UK and within the international film and television industry.