Infrastructure specialists Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) has announced the acquisition of Carillion Welding.
The move sees 63 jobs secured and all pre-existing framework contracts transferred over.
Richard Toy is the CEO of RSS’s parent company, Auctus Management Group. He said: “This acquisition forms part of our strategic development to expand our range of services and specialisms within the rail and infrastructure sectors, and the ability to provide a specialist welding capability further enhances the strong reputation we have for the provision of niche services.”
Karl Dean, former head of welding at Carillion Rail, said that the move is a win for the company, for its clients and staff.
He added: “Together we will be better positioned to focus on our mission to provide clients with an extensive range of welding services whilst delivering great customer service. Furthermore, this agreement will ensure support continuity for our client base and meet all their infrastructure requirements as we move into Control Period 6.
“Employees will also benefit from comparative contracts to what they had in place at Carillion along with opportunities to expand their skillsets through training, apprenticeships and staff development courses. The success of the Group, and its subsidiary businesses within the market over the last six years, meant that this merger was our preferred route and the success of this agreement offers our supply chain immediate value as it means that all contracts will be secured.”
Elsewhere, train operating company Northern secured almost 250 jobs from Carillion by bringing its Sheffield-based customer experience team in-house and through securing a new contract with facility management firm ISS.