WH Scott & Son Engineers Acquires Hutcheon Examination Services

WH Scott & Son Engineers Acquires Hutcheon Examination Services

  • 22-04-2024
  • 10:25 am

WH Scott & Son Engineers, an expert in lifting and engineering for 127 years, proudly announces the acquisition of Hutcheon Examination Services (HES), a prominent name in inspection and examination services within the engineering industry. This strategic acquisition marks WH Scott’s third successful deal in as many years, highlighting the company’s commitment to growth and expansion in key sectors.

The acquisition of HES further strengthens WH Scott’s position as a comprehensive provider of lifting and engineering solutions, enhancing its capabilities in inspection, testing, and examination services across various industries. By integrating HES’s expertise and resources into its operations, WH Scott aims to offer enhanced services and value to its clients while expanding its market reach across the UK.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hutcheon Examination Services into the WH Scott family,” said Patrick Doyle, CEO of the WH Scott Group. “Their reputation for excellence in their field aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering high-quality engineering solutions. This acquisition represents a significant milestone in our growth strategy and underscores our dedication to providing comprehensive services tailored to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

HES has built a strong reputation for its technical expertise, reliability, and commitment to excellence in inspection services. By joining forces with WH Scott, the company looks forward to leveraging its strengths and resources to drive innovation and deliver even greater value to clients.

“We are excited about the opportunities that joining WH Scott & Son Engineers presents,” said Peter Hutcheon, Manager at HES. “Together, we will be better positioned to serve our clients with an expanded range of services and capabilities, while continuing to uphold the highest standards of quality and professionalism.”

In 2023, Renatus invested into WH Scott, its tenth investment in total and its first from its new €60m fund. “The Renatus team has been hugely impressed with the growth of the business to date” explained Brendan Traynor, Director at Renatus. “We are excited to partner with Patrick Doyle and the wider management team, with Renatus providing financial and strategic support to help accelerate the growth ambitions of WH Scott.”

The acquisition of HES is part of WH Scott’s broader strategy to strengthen its market presence and expand its service offerings. With the recent acquisition of elevator rope experts, ReRopes and leaders of non-destructive testing and construction material testing, Metlab, HES joins a growing portfolio of complementary services with a reputation for innovation, customer satisfaction, and operational excellence. WH Scott remains committed to driving growth and delivering superior services and engineering solutions to its clients worldwide.

A huge thank you from WH Scott to the teams at Baxter, Tughans, LMW and Clark & Son Solicitors for all of their support and assistance throughout the acquisition.