Water treatment firm bought to increase UK pipeline

TAMWORTH-BASED Trident Environmental Services has been bought by Merseyside water treatment company Brodex for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition creates a £3.7m company with four regional offices and a staff of 70, including more than 30 engineers.
Norwegian-owned Brodex says the the acquisition promises greater geographical coverage and nationwide expertise, a market-leading range and quality of services, the ability to take on larger and more ambitious projects, and continued investment in premium water treatment talent, training and technology.
Brodex’s managing director Geoff Shalders, who will assume the role of chairman in the new company, said: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Trident, who share our values and dedication to helping organisations of all sizes achieve peace of mind that their water is clean, safe and compliant.
“This acquisition represents an important step of our growth plans and cements our place as an outstanding UK-wide supplier of best-in-class water treatment services.”
Trident managing director Craig Ward, who will also serve as managing director in the new company, added: “At Trident, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver both excellent service and value for money, backed up by the best talent the water treatment industry has to offer. Being part of the Brodex group of companies will enhance our already high service levels, and will benefit both employees and clients supported by our core professional and social values.”
Elin Nielsen, a spokesperson for Brodex’s Norwegian parent company Meditek Capital AS, added: “This acquisition also demonstrates our continued confidence in the UK economy post the Brexit vote.”

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