The Will-Burt Company, a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of mobile telescoping mast, tower, and integrated trailer systems, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Clark Masts Systems, LTD. Clark is known globally for their fast-erecting, high-quality, and innovative field and vehicle deployed telescopic pneumatic mast systems.

“We are pleased to add the high-performance Clark Mast range of mobile pneumatic telescopic mast products to the Will-Burt portfolio,” stated Richard Lewin, CEO and president of The Will-Burt Company. “The Clark Mast brand is well-known around the world for delivering high-quality products backed by exemplary service. The Will-Burt and Clark organisations have great mutual respect for one another and similar cultural beliefs that we expect will deliver increased value to our customers.”

Clark Masts, first introduced in 1954 by Alec Clark, are lightweight, quick-erecting field masts that are highly versatile with commercial and defence variations. Clark also offers a value range of larger telescopic pneumatic masts that can be vehicle or field-mounted and will complement the existing Will-Burt range of pneumatic masts.

Simon Bennett, managing director of Clark Masts, comments: “I am delighted that we were able to bring these two great companies together. We have worked as friendly competitors for years and we have a mutual admiration for one another. It pleases me to know that the Clark brand will continue as part of the Will-Burt Company portfolio of world-class elevation products.”

Clark production operations will continue to be located on the Isle of Wight, England, and Simon Bennett will assume the role of general manager of the operation to ensure a smooth and successful transition. The business financial and accounting functions will be merged with Will-Burt UK located in Alton, Hampshire, England. Customers and suppliers are welcome to contact either Will-Burt or Clark personnel in their region of the world to receive prompt attention.