KDE are proud to announce a major growth plan and expansion of its service offering thanks to the acquisition of a leading North West provider of industrial electrical and hazardous area services.

The KDE acquisition of Electrical Project Installations Limited (EPI Ltd) will boost staff numbers significantly, and bring a new suite of services within KDE’s remit to complement the electrical, fire alarm, plumbing and heating services already delivered by the team at KDE.

KDE has been in discussions with EPI for some time to identify how each company can improve services for clients and generate opportunities for employees across the board. It has been established that the services are a good fit and KDE will acquire an impressive group of individuals to bolster its already experienced, talented and knowledgeable team.

Both companies will work towards a seamless integration and guarantee no employees will be adversely affected by the acquisition.

Keith Darlington, Managing Director at KDE, said: “The acquisition brings together the best talent and experience from both businesses to create a regional electrical contracting company with increased market reach, expertise and a broader base of services providing the best in class service to our clients.”

The acquisition of EPI will increase the headcount at KDE to 92 employees with a fleet of 46 vehicles and a further expansion plan will see staff numbers exceed 100 during 2017.

Gary Partington, Managing Director at EPI, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for our own team to grow and develop their skills and we will ensure a smooth transition into the KDE ltd organisation, that in turn, will offer a beneficial and seamless synergy for both companies.”

KDE has ambitious plans for ongoing growth and intends to action this through building relationships with new and existing clients while looking for additional acquisition opportunities in the future.

Matthew Darlington, Company Director at KDE, said: “Given this is the first acquisition for KDE, we consider this to be an extremely exciting opportunity for all concerned. All the directors believe now is the time to build on the momentum and reputation of both companies, which in turn is a significant opportunity to accelerate KDE’s growth and increase the value we bring to our team and ultimately clients.”

KDE are experts in Electrical, Fire Alarm, Plumbing & Heating Installation, Maintenance and Servicing for clients across the UK.

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