Mechanical and electrical contractor acquires counterpart

Matt Lowther (managing director of Lowthers), Alan Woodward (CEO of Woodward Group) and Aden Woodward (managing director of Woodward Group)

Burton-based mechanical and electrical contractors Woodward Group has acquired Lowthers Electrical Engineers.

Woodward Group provides electrical, fire, security, building and compliance services for commercial and industrial businesses.

Also based in Burton, Lowthers is a specialist in hazardous or potentially explosive area installations (ATEX) and electrical, control and instrumentation (E, C&I) for the food and beverage and petrochemical industries. The company was founded in 2007 by its managing director, Matt Lowther.

Aden Woodward, managing director of Woodward Group, said: “Our mission at Woodward Group is to offer all of our clients an extensive range of bespoke, high quality services to meet their needs. With the demand for ATEX solutions on the rise, we’re thrilled to be able to add this unique and complementary expertise to our service offering.”

Matt Lowther has partnered with Woodward Group on a number of projects this year, and, as part of the acquisition, he joins the company as group project director.

He said: “Joining Woodward Group signifies an exciting new chapter. We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Woodward Group team over the last year through partnering with them on a number of specialist ATEX projects, and we are really pleased to be adding our unique expertise to the company’s high quality service offering, and contributing to its growth.”

Woodward added: “Despite some of the challenges we faced in navigating the complex and ever-changing lockdown restrictions, the projects we have worked on over the last year with the Lowthers team have all been highly successful, with customers confirming they’d like to take up future ATEX work with us. We are pleased to be welcoming Matt onto the Woodward board of directors as group project director, and look forward to working together on these upcoming projects.”

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