Edwin James Group acquires Peak42, marking second acquisition for Process Services

Derek Smith
Derek Smith

Edwin James Group, the Glasgow-based engineering services business has acquired Peak42, a provider of control and automation technology services.

Peak42 employs 50 engineers and has offices in Warrington, Reading, Newcastle and Chesterfield. The business provides engineering consultancy services, performance management solutions (Industry 4.0) and system integration services within the manufacturing and utilities industries.

The acquisition of Peak42 closely follows Edwin James Group’s recent purchase of Jex Engineering, now Jex Process Services, furthering the group’s ambitions to become a market-leading and sustainable engineering services operator.

Edwin James Group boasts a UK-wide workforce of over 1,000 employees, located across the UK.  Headquartered in Glasgow, the group was established by investment firm Aliter Capital in 2017. Following a series of high-profile acquisitions, the group has implemented an ambitious growth strategy which has seen it rationalise several key businesses into two distinct service offerings: technical services and process services.

Derek Smith, CEO of Edwin James Group, said: “Peak42 has successfully established itself as a key player in the industry and its services complement those of our existing business, making it a strong addition to the Process Services part of Edwin James Group.

“The Process Services side of the business is a key pillar of growth for Edwin James Group and we’re pleased to welcome Peak42’s valuable expertise and resource to our business. As we have demonstrated, we are sharply focused on the sustained development of our group and this includes the ongoing development of our people, expanding our geographic reach and increasing our work within critical engineering environments.”   

The senior management team at Peak42 will remain at the forefront of the business and will work closely with the Edwin James leadership team to ensure its smooth and efficient integration into the group.

Michael Thomas, Director of Peak42, said: “This is a positive milestone for the growth of our business and thanks to its impressive reputation, Edwin James Group is well-placed to help us achieve our goals and reach our potential. This acquisition marks a new and exciting chapter at Peak42 and we are looking forward to working as part of the group.”

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