Balfour Beatty has completed the acquisition of UK-based Omnicom Engineering.

Omnicom Engineering, which founded in 1995, specialises in the development of vehicle borne software and hardware platforms for asset survey, inspection and monitoring across the transportation sector.

The company is based across Derby and York in the UK and has a client base which includes the UK’s Network Rail, along with Australia’s Aurizon.

Balfour Beatty said this investment would offer its clients “unrivalled expertise” across the rail infrastructure lifecycle; from feasibility studies and planning through to design and implementation, maintenance and asset management.

Mark Bullock, managing director of Balfour Beatty’s UK rail business, said, “Omnicom Engineering is a true innovator which is benefiting from over twenty years of investment in research and development.

“We will leverage this expertise alongside the high speed laser measurement technology that already exists within Balfour Beatty, to provide unrivalled technical solutions to clients in the growing high-speed and unattended data collection market in which we see opportunities for increasing our business.”

He added, “Together, Omnicom and Balfour Beatty’s range of asset management solutions will offer an unrivalled richness of information to support the maintenance of roads and railways across the world.”

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