Aquasentry acquires civil infrastructure company for greater environmental business

Yorkshire, UK, 13th March 2014 – Environmental pollution control company Aquasentry has made a significant acquisition to create a new division.

As part of its strategy for growth and development of services, the business based in Birstall, West Yorkshire, has bought the Huddersfield branch of Total Environmental Services (TES) for an undisclosed sum. Now called Aquasentry Environmental Solutions, the new division will provide below ground civil infrastructure work to enable a more comprehensive service to customers.

Aquasentry manufactures, supplies and installs leading pollution prevention and spill control technologies as well as providing ongoing product servicing and training to help businesses and the public sector meet environmental guidelines and responsibilities.

Managing director Rob Staines, who bought Aquasentry three years ago, said the latest acquisition demonstrated the company’s commitment to becoming the UK leader in its field.

“We see our growth being with large businesses and organisations, and we identified that our ability to provide in-house civil work would be key to us gaining a greater market share throughout the UK,” he said.

“We were already subcontracting to TES and saw the potential of bringing it under the Aquasentry brand and utilising the expertise of the highly-knowledgeable engineers who have the ability to help us achieve our ambitions. We can now provide all the civil infrastructure work in addition to manufacturing the monitoring products and providing training and support.

“The acquisition will no doubt help us to widen and strengthen our customer base as well as providing even better levels of customer care.”

The deal, which was carried out by Gordons Solicitors in Leeds, transferred all 10 jobs to Aquasentry, nearly doubling the size of the company, which now employs a total of 24. The 28-year-old business has seen steady growth under the ownership of Rob Staines, which he attributes to focusing on quality of products and service, and helping customers to navigate a myriad legislation while remaining commercially effective.

He said: “We are operating in a rapidly developing market due to transformations in technology and the sophisticated environmental legislation landscape.

“The acquisition of TES puts us in a stronger position to assist our customers to implement systems that make environmental and commercial sense while providing a seamless service.”

Aquasentry, based at Gelderd Road, Birstall, works for customers throughout the UK in sectors that include construction, fuel manufacture and distribution, chemicals, utilities, and brewing.


Editors’ notes:
Aquasentry supplies and installs pollution prevention, conservation and spill control technologies.
Its clients range from small businesses to large enterprises and the public sector.
Its products and services assist compliance with the Environment Agency’s Pollution Prevention Guidelines
All products are manufactured on site.

Products include:
Interceptor monitors and separator alarms
Check valves
Bund water control units
Early flood warning alarms

Services include:
Full site assessments
Hazardous waste removal
Staff training
Ground water sampling
Spill remediation

Picture caption:Rob Staines, managing director, holding an Aquasentry check valve. He is pictured with staff from left to right: John Bright; Will Nash; Darren Todd and Ian Badby.

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