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Babcock acquires MacNeillie vehicle converters

Babcock International Group has acquired MacNeillie, the specialist vehicle converter.

MacNeillie will continue to trade as MacNeillie and operate from its existing facilities under Nigel Rowley, its Managing Director, whilst benefitting from the growth opportunities that Babcock’s scale, broader customer portfolio and international operations will bring.

MacNeillie is a long established supplier to the emergency services, civil service, military and other security focused organisations, both in this country and abroad.

Neal Misell, Managing Director for Babcock’s Critical Services business said: “We are delighted to have MacNeillie within the Babcock Group. It is a brand renowned for its quality, expertise and innovation within the sectors it serves and we both share the same values; namely a focus on our people and their safety, long term partnerships and excellence in delivery.”

“The acquisition of MacNeillie is particularly significant to the business as it provides the final piece in our whole life asset management capability. Agnostic in approach, we can continue to help our customer procure the right asset for the job whilst, for the first time, fully manage the asset from the conversion design and manufacture through to replacement. We look forward to MacNeillie reaping the benefits of our customer base and international growth.”

Nigel Rowley, MacNeillie’s Managing Director said: “This is an incredible opportunity for MacNeillie and we very much welcome being part of the Babcock family. I’d also like to pay credit to Keith Bradley, the MacNeillie Chairman, and our people for what has been achieved over the last forty years – this has provided an exceptionally strong foundation for international growth with Babcock.

“I’m also delighted that we can offer our customers even greater value going forward as well as reassuring them that it’s business as usual on our sites - with the same high level of service delivered by the same people at the same locations.”



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  • Jackie - 03/06/2015 11:50

    New ownership pfffft they were supposed to be for the better but the 1st thing they do is make changes already think its funny to introduce night shifts when it has always been days how to mess up peoples lives and cause families to argue over the new stupid rule what about the workers with children what never going to get to see them now !!!!

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