Edwin James Group has acquired Burton-based control systems integration services provider Automated Control Solutions Holdings Limited, as well as its subsidiaries Automated Control Solutions Limited and ACS Electrical Engineering Limited.
Together, the companies trade as ACS.
The deal is intended to expand Edwin James Group’s digitalisation offering and improve its systems integration and operation al technology (OT) automation capacity.
According to a company statement, all ACS staff will be retained, including the leadership team.
Senior staff members will reportedly work with the Edwin James and EJ Peak Technology Solutions teams to integrate the business.
It is hoped that the acquisition will further strengthen Edwin James’ process engineering capabilities and provide additional capacity to support customers’ sustainability, digital and energy transitions.
Commenting on the acquisition, Paul Cantrill, managing director, ACS, said: “It’s really exciting to be joining the Edwin James Group. Our two businesses share a number of customers and the same values including a commitment to high-quality service.
“Edwin James is going from strength to strength and being part of a national organisation will provide structure and greater scope for growth for ACS and its employees.”
The integration services provider offers services across both systems integration and electrical engineering.
ACS specialises in software and electrical-based control solutions for the manufacturing sector and focuses on working with large corporate customers in the food and beverage, brewing and liquid-processing industries.
Christopher Kehoe, CEO, Edwin James Group, said: “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.”
“ACS is a well-run business and I’m looking forward to working with Paul and the team to integrate ACS into the Group.”