An up-and-coming Powys firm is looking forward to an “exciting new chapter” after buying another company in the area.

Bulk Automation is expanding its business after acquiring fellow Llanidloes company Mid-Wales Welding.

The company was formed in March 2018 by four directors who specialize in packaging and robotic automation. During the last five years they have have gradually built up the business and currently employ 14 members of staff.

A spokesperson for Bulk Automation said: “This acquisition was always going to be the natural progression for Bulk Automation as Mid-Wales Welding provides us with a consistent supply of our steel fabrications, it will also allow us to have more control over our manufacturing schedule and allow Bulk Automation to be more competitive in the Packing and Automation industry.”


Mid-Wales Welding has been for sale for a few years as two of the directors of the company came up to retire. The firm was established over 40 years ago by the current owners and have been the steel fabrication supplier for Bulk Automation since it was formed.

The takeover will see Bulk Automation nearly doubling its staff, and while the business will be relocating to share the acquiring company's home, the employees will be kept on.

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A spokesperson for the company added: “Bulk Automation purchasing Mid-Wales Welding will safeguard the current 13 members of staff currently employed by the company.”

“Bulk Automation will relocate the business into the current five-acre Mid-Wales Welding site where all our manufacturing and assembly with be under one roof.

“This is an exciting chapter for Bulk Automation Ltd as we expand with the new facility in Llanidloes, the site will allow us to continue to develop as one of the leading companies in our sector across the UK and Ireland.”