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Response Engineering Limited is delighted to announce it has recently been acquired by Ward and Burke Group Limited. 100% of the shares in REL have been acquired and completion occurred on February 3rd 2017 following regulatory approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Ward & Burke www.wardandburke.com which was formed in 2001, is based in Galway and has operations in Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom. The principal business of the Group is design and civil engineering, tunnelling and construction primarily in the water treatment industry.  In 2016 its revenues increased by 6% to €156.9M, profits before tax increased by 11% to €13.85M, and cash reserves increased to almost €10.3M in the same period. The average number of direct employees increased by 64 to 374. The Group will continue with its proven policy of attracting high quality civil, mechanical, electrical and process engineers, scientists, apprentice mechanics, fitters and skilled workers into the business. To that end Ward and Burke Group continue to sponsor engineering graduates in National University of Galway, Oxford University and TUFTS in Boston. Ward and Burke and Response have collaborated on several projects in both Ireland and the UK in the past. The acquisition presents a strategic opportunity to strengthen and develop this collaboration to the benefit of the Groups varied client base.

Post acquisition, Ward and Burke will provide a unique full turnkey solution to our clients for both new build and upgrades in the water and wastewater treatment sectors including :

  • Complete Civils, MEICA and Process Design
  • Civils Construction
  • MEICA Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Operate
  • Optimisation

This full turnkey solution will be of immense benefit to our clients in the municipal, food, dairy, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors through improved and innovative design, faster delivery and lower cost.  The company is proud of the commitment shown by all employees toward creating a safe working environment and a culture of improvement on all sites and in all systems of work. Maintaining excellent Health and Safety Standards will remain at the forefront of all of our activities.

The outlook for the company in 2017 is very positive and we really look forward to the next phase of growth and development.

For further information please contact:-

By email : info@wardandburke.com or info@response-group.ie

By phone 091 776827 or 063 33400                                           

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Main Office: Response Group, Railway Road, Charleville, County Cork, Ireland