The Hill & Smith Group has acquired Tividale-based specialist lighting manufacturer Signature Ltd for a sum of £12.5m.

Signature, which was part of the French-based Plastic Omnium Group, will now operate as a subsidiary of Mallatite Limited, within the Hill & Smith group of companies.

Alan Paterson, Mallatite managing director, said within a statement: “Mallatite Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Signature Limited, including its trading divisions of Signature, Dee-Organ and Post + Column, from Plastic Omnium Environmental Holdings SAS.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new colleagues to both Mallatite and the Hill & Smith Holdings PLC group.”