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09.05.18

Over 60 Carillion jobs saved in welding merger deal

Infrastructure specialist organisation Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) Limited has saved 63 jobs from the Carillion closure by brokering a deal to acquire the contractor’s welding sector.

The division will become part of the Auctus Management Group (AMG) and will save welding jobs in four different areas around the country.

The AMG’s services now include welding, amongst other things such as health and safety construction and overhead line electrification.

Richard Toy, CEO of AMG, commented: “This acquisition forms part of our strategic development to expand our range of services and specialisms within the rail and infrastructure sectors, and the ability to provide a specialist welding capability further enhances the strong reputation we have for the provision of niche services.

“The combination of RSS, and Carillion Welding will create a new industry leader that blends together the Group’s industry-wide recognition for being at the forefront of technological innovations. The deal will also mean that all pre-existing framework contracts will be taken over and will form part of our business growth strategy as we move into CP6.”

Karl Dean, head of welding at Carillion, explained that becoming part of RSS gives the struggling firm a “fantastic opportunity” to increase its capabilities and connect customers with innovative solutions that can improve business processes and reduce accidents.

“Together we will be better positioned to focus on our mission to provide clients with an extensive range of welding services whilst delivering great customer service,” he added.

Dean also noted that employees will benefit from comparative contracts to what they had in place at Carillion, along with opportunities to expand their skillsets through training, apprenticeships and staff development courses.

“The success of the Group,” he continued, “meant that this merger was our preferred route and the success of this agreement offers supply chain immediate value as it means that all contracts will be secured.”

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