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DPS Group Acquire Belgian Engineering Consultancy F4PE


DUBLIN, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

DPS Group, the Irish engineering and project management group, has acquired F4PE, a Belgian specialised engineering group which provides high quality services in the field of clean rooms and process facilities for production and laboratory facilities. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

This is the first acquisition by DPS Group in Continental Europe, although the group already has existing operations in Belgium and the Netherlands. DPS has also made a series of acquisitions in the United States in the past five years.

F4PE offers services ranging from basic design, through full commissioning and qualification of complete facilities.  With a group of 35 highly specialised engineers and designers, F4PE supports clients in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector with their facility investments. The company has a turnover of approximately €5 million.

DPS Chief Operations Officer Brian Donohoe said that the group's existing operations in Belgium will be integrated with those of F4PE, and the combined operations will have 70 personnel serving clients in the pharma and biotech sectors.

"The combination of F4PE's local presence and engineering and construction management capability, combined with DPS Group's Centre of Excellence offices in Dublin and Cork, will enable us to significantly improve the service we offer clients in Belgium.  I'm particularly delighted that all of the F4PE management team and senior managers will be remaining with the expanding company under the direction of DPS-F4PE Managing Director Alain Ruys," Mr Donohoe said.

"Expanding in Europe is a core element in our strategy and acquiring an excellent business like F4PE, with its excellent management and staff, fits in perfectly with the strategy of having strong local engineering capabilities to better serve our clients," Mr Donohoe added.

About DPS Group  

DPS Group is a global engineering, consulting and project management company, serving high-tech industries around the world. DPS delivers services for clients across the complete engineering and construction value chain including feasibility studies, concepts, consulting, architecture, engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning, qualification and validation; as well as contingent staffing solutions.

DPS applies its extensive Process Engineering expertise built over 44 years, as well as significant Lean Construction experience to assist our clients in high-end process sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotech and semiconductors deliver their manufacturing facilities speedily, safely and cost effectively. What sets us apart are the partnerships we build with our clients through a fundamental understanding of their businesses and our own agility, flexibility, original thinking and our high-calibre people.

We have grown substantially in recent years and now employ over 1,400 people in our offices and on client sites in Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Singapore and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.dpsgroupglobal.com.

Contact:Annette O'Hara Group Marketing Manager M +353-87-248-2573 E annette.ohara@dpsgroupglobal.com