Inspectioneering
News

British Engineering Services Acquires Nortest

August 1, 2016

British Engineering ServicesBritish Engineering Services has today confirmed the acquisition of Nortest Ltd, a leading UK non-destructive testing business based in Salford. This represents British Engineering Services’ first acquisition since gaining its independence from insurer RSA in November last year with the backing of Inflexion Private Equity Partners.

Nortest offers a comprehensive range of non-destructive testing, positive material examinations and welding certification services which will support British Engineering Services’ capability to provide their customers with premium quality engineering testing, inspection and certification services throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

British Engineering Services’ Group CEO Stewart Kay commented that this deal was great news for both companies and their customers.

"I’m extremely proud to announce today our first acquisition as British Engineering Services. We are a relatively new business, but we have a long and illustrious history in our industry. With the inclusion of Nortest into our Group we add additional expertise in the non-destructive testing market offering our customers increased services. Nortest has built an enviable reputation since they started trading in 1980 and this acquisition represents an excellent addition to the British Engineering Services Group."

Charles King, Nortest’s Managing Director, who will stay with the business becoming its Business Development Manager, was also delighted with the deal.

"This is a great day for the Nortest family. British Engineering Services presented a compelling description of where they wanted to take the business. I’m thrilled that everyone at Nortest will be part of that journey."

It will be business as usual for Nortest, who’ll continue to trade from its custom-built laboratory in Salford. Customers of both Nortest and British Engineering Services will be notified of the deal in the next few days.


Comments and Discussion

There are no comments yet.

Add a Comment

Please log in or register to participate in comments and discussions.

Interested in equipment reliability & integrity? Sign up for weekly updates.

Inspectioneering Journal

Explore over 20 years of articles written by our team of subject matter experts.

Company Directory

Find relevant products, services, and technologies.

Job Postings

Discover job opportunities that match your skillset.

Case Studies

Learn from the experience of others in the industry.

Event Calendar

Find upcoming conferences, training sessions, online events, and more.

Industry News

Stay up-to-date with the latest inspection and asset integrity management news.

Blog

Read short articles and insights authored by industry experts.

Acronyms

Commonly used asset integrity management and inspection acronyms.

Asset Intelligence Reports

Download brief primers on various asset integrity management topics.

Videos

Watch educational and informative videos directly related to your profession.

Expert Interviews

Inspectioneering's archive of interviews with industry subject matter experts.