Photo: Angus Rodger; Source: Proserv

Proserv buys Dron & Dickinson Middle East arm

Controls technology company Proserv Controls has bought the trade and assets of Dron & Dickson Electromechanical Contracting (DDEC).

DDEC is the Middle Eastern business of a UK-based supply, assembly, and maintenance firm of hazardous areas and industrial electrical equipment Dron & Dickson.

Proserv said that the deal reinforced and expanded its capabilities in the Middle East and North Africa, where it has multiple sites including in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, and Dammam.

DDEC provides a range of electrical engineering services and equipment suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. It also supplies competent electrical and instrumentation technicians to carry out electrical equipment installation, inspection, and maintenance.

Following the transaction, the entire DDEC business and inventory will be fully integrated and absorbed into Proserv’s Middle East-based service operation and will relocate to the company’s new facility in Abu Dhabi.

Proserv’s general manager in Abu Dhabi Angus Rodger said: “[…] we see real potential in the service side of the business, and we look forward to assimilating DDEC’s highly qualified technicians into our own multi-skilled and talented team.

By being able to send a combination of both hydraulic and electrical know-how offshore, as a single service provider, we can now cover a far wider scope of maintenance, upgrade, commissioning, and installation work”.

Colin Rowley, managing director of Dron & Dickson group, added: “After nine years, we are delighted to pass on our Middle East business to Proserv. We are confident this move represents a perfect outcome for both our team members in the UAE and our highly valued supply partners.

This deal allows Dron & Dickson to firmly focus on growth opportunities in the UK and European markets, and further pursue our strategic objectives both within the energy sector and diversification into new market segments”.

Davis Larssen, CEO of Proserv Controls, stated: “This deal is the perfect fit for the business, with many obvious synergies, including shared values around service excellence and a strong regional reputation for those engineering skills and expertise.

Looking ahead, we now have an even deeper and wider offering that we can present to the region’s NOCs and our other key customers”.