RSE acquires Saftronics
Scottish-based engineering and manufacturing contractor RSE (Ross-shire Engineering) has announced the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Leeds-headquartered Saftronics.
Formed in 1979, Saftronics specialises in process control systems and LV switchboards for a wide variety of applications across many industrial sectors, and is the supplier of choice for many high-profile companies.
The acquisition marks another step south of the border for RSE as they continue to develop and expand their offering as a leading MEICA contractor to municipal and industrial water and utilities companies UK-wide. Saftronics’ base in Leeds boasts a purpose built 2,400m² design, manufacturing and testing facility and the company employ 110 people.
The deal will see RSE take up a majority equity share in the business whilst retaining the key skills of the Saftronics Management Team.
Saftronics Managing Director, Mark Godfrey, commented on the deal: “We are thrilled to become part of the RSE group. Having worked very closely with RSE for many years, the integration represents a truly great fit for Saftronics and will enable both RSE and ourselves to provide a much more enhanced offering to our customers than ever before.”
RSE Managing Director, Allan Dallas, added: “We are delighted to welcome Saftronics into the RSE group of businesses. We have worked extensively with the company and staff over a number of years and they will complement our services and growth strategy. Their focus on quality and innovation are a natural fit to what RSE are about as a company.”
RSE offers a full-service capability, from project inception and detailed 3D design, together with client training and subsequent operational and maintenance support. The company is recognised for their design and manufacture of modular water treatment plants and recent previous acquisitions include adding Dalgety Bay based Chemical Dosing company PSI Ltd.
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