Specialist quality and engineering company acquired

Harrogate-based environmental risk reduction services business, Adler and Allan, has acquired quality and engineering management solutions company, QEM Solutions (QEM).

QEM has been providing professional services, technical consultancy, inspections and surveys, management and training, and software for safe systems of work to the highly regulated gas and water industries for over 20 years.

It supports the management of design processes, assists with procurement or risk management and undertakes third-party inspections and audits.

Rob Graham

Rob Graham, chief executive officer at QEM, said: “We are excited to be joining the Adler and Allan Group.

“The services Adler and Allan delivers, and their established position in the utilities and environmental markets, allows us to provide our expert quality and engineering management solutions to more companies, providing a full turnkey package of process management and engineering solutions.”

Mike Williamson, managing director, Adler and Allan Water Division, said: “We help organisations manage, improve, maintain, and upgrade their infrastructure so that they can solve their biggest environmental challenges such as managing energy transition and mitigating the effects of climate change.

Mike Williamson

“This critical acquisition supports our mission and our ambitious growth plans, by bolstering our specialist quality and engineering management capability and enhancing our range of services to the gas and water sectors.”

Henrik Pedersen, chief executive officer of Adler and Allan, added: “This is our fifth acquisition in the utilities sector, and eighth overall in the last three years and strengthens our position as a turnkey partner to the utilities sector with services comprising strategic infrastructure advice, monitoring, data and analytics, front line operational capability, and environmental consultancy.”

The deal follows the recent acquisition of Southend-on-Sea based specialist water and drainage company, Public Sewer Services (PSS) in February 2024.

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