Danish firm swoops for Kegworth food consultancy

Thomas B. Olsen senior vice president of NIRAS & Phillip Chatfield, CEO of IFPC

Kegworth-based consultancy Integrated Food Projects (IFP) has been bought by Danish consulting engineering company, NIRAS.

As part of the deal, NIRAS is also acquiring IFP Group subsidiaries SDA Design Consultants (SDA) and IFP Construction.

Philip Chatfield, IFP CEO, said: “The new collective team within IFP, SDA, IFP Construction and NIRAS can now draw on a wider set of expertise which adds further dimensions to the services we offer. We will continue to operate as The IFP Group, and will be looking to expand the team here in the UK in the coming months – by joining NIRAS we have significantly strengthened our position within in the British and European food and beverage sector.”

Thomas B. Olsen, senior vice president at NIRAS, said: “We are delighted with the acquisition as we believe our clients will benefit from the new combined business capabilities.

“The expertise of the companies complement each other, and we can now offer our clients a comprehensive package of food business consulting, as well as advanced technical engineering solutions within the food and beverage industry.”

He added: “For NIRAS and the IFP Group this means that we can offer complete end-to-end solutions and effectively become a one-stop consultancy for the British food and beverage sector.”