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Spie buys Alard to expand UK business

3 May 13 Electrical and mechanical engineering and HVAC services company SPIE has bought Alard to expand its UK business.

The move is intended to help Spie UK develop its experience in electrical engineering and expand its presence in the north of England.

Stockport-based electrical engineering contractor Alard was was established in 1984 and operates in key industrial, commercial, educational and retail sectors for blue chip companies. Clients include Manchester United Football Club, Aldi Stores, United Biscuits and Mersey Docks. Alard specialises in TEGG testing, which allows the company to test live equipment using harmonics, sound and thermal imaging.

Spie said that the acquisition will enable it to balance its portfolio of clients, whilst building up its regional operations base in the North. Founder and managing director of Alard, Graham Cooper is retiring from the company and, following the acquisition, Alard will become part of the Spie UK building services business. David Shiel, Operations Manager at Spue, will head up the business.

Spie UK CEO James Thoden van Velzen said: "The acquisition of Alard fits perfectly into our strategic plan to expand our regional coverage and acquire specialist technologies and services. As a successful electrical services provider, Alard shares our pursuit of exemplary performance, local presence and sustainability.”

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