Edwin James Group, an engineering services provider, has completed the acquisition of Automated Control Solutions Holdings, its subsidiaries Automated Control Solutions and ACS Electrical Engineering, together trading as ACS.
The deal will expand Edwin James’ digitalisation offering, growing its systems integration and OT automation capacity. Staff members will be retained, including the leadership team, who will work closely with group CEO Christopher Kehoe and EJ Peak Technology Solutions Executive Director, Michael Thomas, to integrate the business.
The strategic acquisition further strengthens Edwin James’ process engineering capabilities and provides additional capacity to support customers’ sustainability, digital and energy transitions. As part of the buy-and-build strategy, it positions the Edwin James Group for further growth.
Established in 1998, Burton-based ACS is a control systems integration services provider that delivers services across two divisions: Systems Integration and Electrical Engineering. The business specialises in software and electrical-based control solutions for the manufacturing sector, focusing on working with large corporate customers in the food and beverage, brewing and liquid processing industries.
Commenting on the deal, Christopher Kehoe, CEO at Edwin James Group, says, “ACS is a business we have known and admired for some time, and we believe their blend of skills, knowledge and specialist experience is a perfect complementary fit for our business. With shared customers and a highly skilled team, ACS will enhance our existing industrial digital skillset. Following our successful funding round with Aliter Capital in February last year, we have been executing our buy-and-build growth strategy. ACS is a testament to our commitment to strategic expansion.”
Christopher continues, “ACS is a well-run business and I’m looking forward to working with Paul and the team to integrate ACS into the Group.”