Sudbury-based firm’s latest takeover

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Sudbury-based aviation, industrial and defence engineering firm MEL Group has announced the acquisition of another engineering company, Didsbury Engineering, based in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

The MEL Group says the new collaboration will broaden the group’s capabilities and offerings to customers as an engineering solutions provider to the aerospace, defence and industrial sectors providing additional synergy and support.

The Didsbury Engineering name will continue as a part of the new structure.

Didsbury Engineering specialise in precision machining, fabrications, lifting, confined space operations and general ground support equipment for military, civil and industrial applications.

The business focuses on lifting high value loads and work in confined spaces.

Gary Harvey, managing director of The MEL Group said: “This diversity and expansion is what keeps The MEL Group at the top of its game.

“The key to succeeding is to keep moving forwards and that’s exactly what we are doing. The new and exciting acquisition of Didsbury Engineering ensures MEL will continue to be one of the most flexible global engineering and communications solution providers.

“The acquisition comes at a time of major change in the UK and is a sign of The MEL Group’s continuing optimism and confidence in the country and its trading potential.

“We would like to thank the dedicated Didsbury Engineering team including Mike Bailey, John Canning, Christopher Gustar and other investors for entrusting The MEL Group with its future.”