SPIE acquires Environmental Engineering Ltd

Strengthens its M&E services activity in the UK food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors

James Thoden van Velzen, CEO, SPIE UK

SPIE, the independent European leader in electrical and mechanical engineering, HVAC services and energy and communication systems, has acquired on 30 November 2016, Environmental Engineering Ltd (EE) in the United Kingdom, thus strengthening its presence in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors.

EE specialises in HVAC, mechanical and electrical engineering services within the food and beverage industry. Its expertise ranges from small single-component works to holistic turnkey solutions. Offering innovative technical design solutions, which are both environmentally responsible and sustainable, EE operates within critical facilities where stringent health and cleanliness criteria are followed.

A subsidiary of EE, MSS Clean Technology Ltd (MSS) specialises in the design, installation and commissioning of clean technology systems for laboratories and other controlled environments within the pharmaceutical and related sectors. MSS is an expert in meeting high standards set by client requirements and relevant regulations.

EE joins SPIE UK’s Industrial Services division, adding further mechanical capability to SPIE UK’s already strong multitechnical services offering. With EE based in Manchester and MSS in York, the acquisition further densifies SPIE UK’s presence in northern and central England. Combined, EE and MSS achieved a full-year March 2016 revenue of approximately £19 million.

Steven Nanda, SPIE UK’s Industrial Services Managing Director, commented: “We continuously search for solutions that benefit our customers and enhance our service offering, as we look to further strengthen our inherent values of sustainability, efficiency and positive environmental performance. In these areas, EE’s culture and technological expertise complement us perfectly and their experience in complicated and regulated environments will be a great asset to the SPIE business.”

James Thoden van Velzen, CEO of SPIE UK, declared: “The addition of EE to SPIE is a very exciting move for us. Not only does it open a door to new markets, customers and services, but it also provides huge scope for growth within very dynamic sectors. We welcome the chance to grow our team and EE’s unique skillsets will be a valuable accompaniment to the SPIE family.”

Guy Fishwick, cofounder of EE alongside Paul Scurrah, added: “Since EE was established 25 years ago, we have put great emphasis on our growth and development. Today represents the next exciting move and we are thrilled that it will be with a business as well respected as SPIE.”

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