Spie UK buys Alard to lead expansion in north

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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M&E contractor SPIE has bought Stockport-based electrical contractor Alard to expand in the north of England.

Alard founder and managing director Graham Cooper is retiring from the firm following the acquisition.

David Shiel, SPIE operations manager will head up the £4m turnover business, which joins the UK group.

Over 26 years Alard built up a strong client base including the Manchester United Football Club, ALDI Stores, United Biscuits and Mersey Docks.

The firm specialises in TEGG testing, which allows the company to test live equipment using harmonics, sound and thermal imaging.

James Thoden van Velzen, CEO of SPIE UK, said: “The acquisition of Alard fits perfectly into our strategic plan to expand our regional coverage and acquire specialist technologies and services.

“We are excited about the future of SPIE UK following the acquisition and believe it will be a very valuable addition for SPIE’s customers.”

 

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