VINCI Energies strengthens industrial offering with acquisition of control & software automation specialist

VINCI Energies has strengthened in the UK its software automation offering in the industrial process sector with the acquisition of Teesside-based QSI Group Ltd.

QSI Group is a multi-skilled software engineering company, specialising in providing Control and Automation Solutions.  Expert in the process industries providing Continuous Process and Batch Control Systems (ISA S88 & GAMP) typically in large chemical, fine chemical and pharmaceutical environments.

The acquisition, finalised on Monday 31st July, enhances the service offering of VINCI Energies’ industrial engineering brand Actemium  and will enable it to expand in the continuous process industry sector.

We are very pleased to welcome QSI Group into VINCI Energies. Our business model is perfectly suited to enable QSI to further increase their success while complementing our own focus areas. One of VINCI Energies’ strategic ambition is to become a major automation player in the UK and today’s announcement follows our acquisition of AND Automation in 2015. Our expanded market presence will enable us to respond to the rapidly growing needs of the industrial automation in the UK.

Rochdi Ziyat CEO, VINCI Energies UK & RoI, Birmingham

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and grow our business with the support of VINCI Energies. We are particularly excited by their business model of maintaining autonomous business units, while supporting them in their development to enable them to progress and grow. We believe that this is an exciting opportunity for QSI Group and look forward to continuing to support the clients we have worked with for many years and developing and progressing our unique business in the years to come

Steve Watson Engineering Director, QSI Group, Birmingham

Established in 1999, QSI provides electrical and instrumentation engineering services, integration of PLC and DCS predominantly within the industrial sector. It is an official partner integrator for both Siemens and Rockwell.

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