It was announced today that CJK has acquired McGrattan & Kenny and will form a new Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services Group to compete in the rapidly expanding sector. The formation of the new group will create an additional 100 new jobs over three years, bringing the total to 360 people by 2024.
The CJK and McGrattan & Kenny brands, which have a combined total of 76 years in the marketplace, will both be retained. The new group is projected to have combined 2021 revenues of €45 million (CJK €40 million; McGrattan & Kenny €5.2 million).
CJK and McGrattan & Kenny have a long, shared history during which they have worked successfully together on many projects over the years and continue to do so. Mutual clients include DAA and OPW. The 100 new roles will include mechanical and electrical trade personnel, engineering, operations, commercial and administration staff.
Announcing the establishment of the new Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services Group, Managing Director of CJK, Vinny Bruen said, "This is a significant development in the engineering services market which is gearing for further strong growth. The alignment of our two companies presents an opportunity to provide enhanced services and efficiencies for our clients, as well as great new career opportunities for our teams."
Managing Director of McGrattan & Kenny, Eamon McGrattan added, "The creation of this new group will; be very positive for the employees and customers alike. We are building on strong foundations forged through successful collaboration over the years. It is rare for two companies to have such a shared history and culture, which augurs well for a deeper alignment. I look forward to exciting times ahead."