April 9, 2015

Huck Nets Acquire AllPlay

Dorset based HUCK NETS (UK) acquire ALL PLAY of Co.Down, Northern Ireland


The Dorset based manufacturer and supplier of rope and net solutions, Huck Nets (UK) Limited are pleased to announce their acquisition of All Play Limited based in Northern Ireland.  Established in 1998, All Play, a family run business, is one of Ireland’s leading providers of play equipment and related services.   The fourteen strong firm, under the leadership of Brian McKee, Managing Director, with his wife Jill and daughter Hollie, are well-known within the industry for their expertise in the design and installation of playgrounds.   The relationship with All Play is not a new one.   The Play Division of Huck Nets has been supplying All Play with their innovative rope and net play equipment for some 10 years and Huck’s play equipment is installed in many of the playgrounds that All Play have designed and installed including Loughgall Country Park, and Marine Gardens, Carrickfergus.  


Commenting on the acquisition, Jon Legg-Bagg, Huck Net’s Managing Director said: 

 “All Play is a thriving firm that will help to augment our service offering.   Acquiring All Play not only demonstrates our commitment to the Irish market but also our desire to be the leading manufacturer and supplier of rope and net play equipment in the UK.   We have tremendous respect for Brian and his team, and having them as part of our business strengthens our expertise and position in the Play industry.  We look forward to working with them all. ”


In response, All Play, Managing Director, Brian McKee said:

 “I am excited to be joining forces with Huck Nets (UK).   Our philosophy at All Play has always been to create the best possible play experience for those who use our playgrounds by producing schemes that are innovative, educational, challenging, stimulating, age-appropriate and above all, fun!    We have been incorporating Huck’s rope and play equipment into ourdesigns for some years as it fits our ambitions well.  As a result I am very aware of the quality of their products and the people they employ.  I believe our specific assets will help Huck increase market share in Ireland and our joint expertise will  enable Huck to achieve their ambition of being the market leader for rope play equipment in the UK and Ireland”  


All Play will continue to operate under the same name and management. The acquisition will also give a base in Ireland, at Ballynahnich, County Down, for Huck’s installation team – Huck Tek – whose business is growing rapidly across the country.