5 Raeburn Group companies acquired by SafeLane
SafeLane Global has acquired 5 Raeburn Group companies, allowing it to expand its pre-construction, site investigation service offering.
SafeLane Global has made a friendly acquisition of Raeburn Drilling, Raeburn Drilling Northern, DTS Raeburn, Terra Tek and Allied Exploration & Geotechnics.
The acquired companies are joining Safelane’s UK Land business unit which currently offers the full suite of unexploded ordnance risk (UXO) mitigation services, as well as water borehole, geothermal, geophysical, and engineering services.
The acquisition will enable SafeLane to offer a turnkey site investigation solution to the entire pre-construction phase.
The acquired companies
SafeLane Global's Gillingham, Kent office has acquired:
- Raeburn Drilling
- Raeburn Drilling Northern
- DTS Raeburn
- Terra Tek
- Allied Exploration & Geotechnics.
The official announcement was made on the 23/3/2022, from Raeburn Group headquarters in Hamilton.
Message from SafeLane's CEO, Adam Ainsworth
“When the opportunity to meet the Raeburn family first presented itself, I was delighted by the shared person-centric values our companies held, and it was from this position we were able to negotiate a mutually beneficial acquisition plan. The acquisitions mean SafeLane will now offer an even wider range of services to many different sectors of course, but fundamentally it will remain a business of people…our people are our company’s greatest asset and we’re delighted to be welcoming Raeburn’s expert personnel into the SafeLane family.”
The growth of SafeLane Global
The attainment of this site investigation suite of companies fits into SafeLane Global’s strategy of accelerated growth via strategic mergers and acquisitions. By purchasing Raeburn Drilling, Raeburn Drilling Northern, DTS Raeburn, Terra Tek and Allied Exploration & Geotechnics and integrating them into SafeLane’s UK Land business unit, this will enable the offering of a turnkey site investigation solution to the entire pre-construction phase in the UK.
Raeburn Drilling Director Anne Baxter commented:
“This is a very exciting day for the entire group of companies. We’ve always been focused on growth and innovation, and now with our acquisition by SafeLane Global we’ll be able to innovate with greater speed, efficiency, and capability for our clients.”
About SafeLane Global
Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner SafeLane was established in 1989 under the brand name MINECLEAR; its origins lie in mine action and explosive threat mitigation. Following strategic mergers and acquisitions, the company today has offices and operations around the world, including a well-respected footprint in the UK.
The acquired companies will be joining the UK Land business unit, which formerly traded as BACTEC. The business unit currently offers the full suite of unexploded ordnance risk mitigation services, as well as water borehole, geothermal, geophysical, and engineering services.
About the acquired businesses
Raeburn Drilling, Raeburn Drilling Northern, DTS Raeburn, Terra Tek and Allied Exploration & Geotechnics combined are one of Britain’s leading independent site investigation service providers. They have offices and in-house laboratories across the UK, an expert staff, and an expansive fleet. Aligning with SafeLane’s exceptional reputation and footprint in the UK, they will advance the company’s overall service offering.
Want to know more?
To explore the merging companies’ range of services please refer to respective websites:
Or contact SafeLane Global via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01634 471 340.
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