William F. White expands internationally with Sunbelt Rentals’ acquisition of Movietech

William F. White International, a Sunbelt Rentals company, and Movietech are joining forces in the UK Film and Television rental market (CNW Group/William F. White International Inc)

William F. White International (WFW) parent company Sunbelt Rentals has acquired Movietech Camera Rentals, a leading independent camera, lens and grip rental specialist for the film and television industry in the UK.

The move will see William F. White and Movietech join forces, kicking off the Toronto-headquartered production equipment provider’s international expansion as the demand for content escalates worldwide, driven by international streaming services.

“In 2019, WFW sold to Sunbelt Rentals with the view of expanding the business into international markets. By leveraging the financial horsepower and economies of scale that Sunbelt Rentals brings to the table, we have taken a significant step towards achieving our goals,” said Garin Josey, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, WFW, in a company announcement. “We are excited to make this inaugural move with Movietech, a company that shares our culture, vision and passion for the industry.”

Movietech was established in 1991 and has bases at Pinewood Studios and Great Point Seren Studiosin Wales.

Movietech Chairman John Buckley says the acquisition will allow it to offer a scaled-up version of its boutique-style service. Movietech’s senior team will remain with the company.

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