RSK Group family expands further with latest acquisition

Richard Miller

RSK Group, the Helsby-based environmental, engineering and technical services business which numbers more than 175 firms, has announced the acquisition of Proeon Systems, for an undisclosed sum.

Proeon is a Norwich-based specialist systems integrator supplying industrial grade control and safety solutions, to its thriving business portfolio.

The company provides complete control and automation systems incorporating both hardware and software solutions. Proeon specialises in solving control and monitoring issues within some of the harshest of environments, including nuclear, renewables (offshore wind) to deepwater subsea for the oil and gas sector.

Proeon, which employs more than 50 staff, was established in 2004 by Kevin Magee and Eddie Pond, initially as a specialist consultancy business and as it has developed over the years it has a reputation and strong client base which includes National Grid, Procter & Gamble, Shell and Crosswind, along with contractors such as Balfour Beatty and Worley.

Richard Miller, Proeon managing director, who will continue to lead the business, said: “Proeon’s flexible approach to challenging control system problems, together with its dedicated team, has allowed it to grow into new emerging markets in recent years. The Proeon team is focused on providing unique robust cost-effective solutions for our clients. The business also maintains multiple accreditations that allow it to service highly regulated industries where many system integrators cannot.

RSK Group CEO, Alan Ryder, said: “Proeon takes great pride in its company culture and core values as these inspire their employees and partners to rise to the challenges of a competitive business climate. This provides sustained growth, which RSK fully supports, and will create opportunities for the group to access new and growing sectors.”