ABERDEEN, UK -- EnerMech Ltd. has acquired the UK's second largest independent crane and lifting contractor, Specialist Maintenance Services (SMS). The company has also acquired training provider, A1 Safety Training Consultants Ltd.
Formed in 1988 in Aberdeen, SMS has 130 staff working in the UK, Norway, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Malaysia, and Singapore. The company specializes in offshore crane and lifting operations ranging from the design and implementation of large lifting and crane projects, to providing crane personnel and designing special purpose lifting equipment.
SMS joint managing directors, Bert Middleton and John Morrison and all senior management will remain with the new company, trading under the name EnerMech SMS.
A1 Safety Training Consultants was established in 1995, has 35 staff, and provides safety training for crane and lifting operations. The company has purpose built training facilities in both Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen where they also have a state-of-the-art crane simulator. There will be no job losses and senior staff, including managing director Rod Leech and general manager Phil Caton, will remain with the new company trading under the name EnerMech-A1.
"This is an excellent opportunity for SMS to work with a management team who have a proven track record in service delivery and who have the contacts and experience to take our business to a new level," says John Morrison, new managing director of EnerMech SMS. "It's a great fit for our management and staff who will benefit from new opportunities offered by working for such an ambitious, well resourced company."