WC Youngman Ltd was founded by Charles Youngman on the first day of the National Strike in 1926.
Charles Youngman died in 1967, and WC Youngman was then acquired by SGB Group PLC in 1969. Seventeen years later, SGB Group was, in turn, acquired by Mowlem PLC.
By 1992, SGB and Youngman had merged to form SGB Youngman. Five years later, SGB was re-floated by Mowlem, and then acquired by Harsco Corporation in 2000.
In October 2005, a management team bought out Youngman, backed by Matrix Private Equity Partners. The company was renamed Youngman Group Ltd.
In October 2014, Werner Access Products UK Holdings completed the acquisition of Youngman® Group Ltd. And we proud to be part of the Werner family with the worldwide resources and expertise that this brings.
In 2018, the Youngman Group Limited changed its name to Werner UK Sales & Distribution Limited.
WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of climbing products, fall protection equipment, material handling and jobsite, truck and van storage equipment. WernerCo has manufacturing, warehousing, sales and distribution facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Vietnam, Russia and Europe. WernerCo’s international headquarters is in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and its US headquarters is in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.wernerworldwide.com.