SPIE acquires Alard

SPIE, a European leader in M&E engineering and HVAC services, energy and communication systems has acquired electrical contractor Alard of Stockport. The company was established in 1984, and key clients include Manchester United Football Club, ALDI Stores, United Biscuits and Mersey Docks. Alard specialises in TEGG testing on live equipment using harmonics, sound and thermal imaging.

This acquisition will enable SPIE to balance its portfolio of clients and build up its regional operations base in the north of England. Graham Cooper, founder and managing director of Alard, is retiring, and Alard will become part of the SPIE UK building-services business. David Shiel, operations manager at SPIE, will head up the business.

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