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Announcement Regarding IWS Group

We are delighted to announce that the parent company of Beaverswood, IWS Group (The Industrial Workspace Specialists), has acquired The Rack Group, a leading provider of pallet racking safety solutions.

Established for over 40 years as the UK’s leading pallet racking safety specialist, The Rack Group provides a unique combination of services, innovative products and solutions that guard, secure and maintain racking. Its racking protection product, Rack Armour, is used extensively throughout warehouses and distribution centres across the globe.

What Does This Mean For Beaverswood And Its Customers:

Beaverswood and the wider IWS Group is continuing to grow. The addition of The Rack Group to our family of specialist businesses enables us to offer a wider range of innovative solutions to our valued resellers. Furthermore, it further strengthens our resource, infrastructure and capability to provide our customers with the highest standards of service, customer care and innovation.

The Future:

We are all excited about the future, and we’re particularly keen to explore opportunities to introduce complementary products to our resellers from our new sister company within IWS Group.

More About IWS Group:

IWS Group, The Industrial Workspace Specialists, is a growing family of market-leading product brands, manufacturers and service companies, providing essential services and supplies to the logistics, material handling and other industrial sectors across Europe and beyond. Find out more at

The other companies within IWS Group are Brandsafe and The Rack Group.

Brandsafe is Europe’s leading provider of high visibility impact protection and safety solutions for industrial buildings worldwide, such as warehouses, manufacturing sites and logistics hubs. Brandsafe continuously develops innovative traffic safety and management and pedestrian safety solutions, which are designed to sustainably prevent and protect people, products and property from impact damage.


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The Rack Group is a well-established market leader of pallet racking safety solutions, including inspection, repair and maintenance. Its racking protection product, Rack Armour, is well known and used across the warehousing, logistics and material handling industry globally.


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If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please get in touch.

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Dear Customer,


We would like to thank you for all your support and business during the last 15 months - no one could have foreseen all the events that have unfolded, and we are incredibly proud of how our team have worked tirelessly with our customers and suppliers in navigating these challenging times. 


Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we need to share with you the testing circumstances that are besetting our industry. With prices for commodities, such as plastics, cardboard and paper, as well as transport costs rising in a way that we haven’t seen in our 37-year history, our supply partners have found themselves increasingly battling with growing costs and possible shortages.


From the start of the pandemic, we have been working closely with our supply partners to try and mitigate any risk of price increases. As an example, we took the decision early on to proactively pre-invest in our stock levels to lock in historic prices. However, with the continued supply & demand mismatches, and increasing industry pressures on the supply chains, we have had to evaluate our position and the impact it is having on our business. It is with great reluctance that we need to apply a temporary economic surcharge of 12% on all orders placed, effective from 22nd July 2021.


We pride ourselves on working very hard with our suppliers and customers to build strong, trusted and long-lasting partnerships, so please be assured that we will be reviewing this measure all of the time, and adapting it as we can, when hopefully market conditions become more settled for all of us.


We would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding in these unsettling times