Company History


Engenda Group has grown by acquisition of existing companies, each with their own heritage, and client base.  So even though Engenda has only existed from 2005, the companies within Engenda have existed from as early as 1967.

  1. Engenda Incorporated

    December, 2009
  2. ACES

    Monday, February 1, 2010
    ACES

    Engenda first purchase was Advanced Control Engineering Solution Ltd, based in Runcorn.  ACES was formed in June 2006, and provided Control System Engineering and Control Panel Manufacture for predominately the Chemical and Fast Moving Container Goods (FMCG) Industries. 

  3. LECTEC

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    LECTEC

    Engenda on the buyout trail

    An ambitious engineering group today announced a double swoop and said it remains on the acquisition trail, targeting businesses and premises in the north west.

    Engenda is the latest venture from Les O’Hare.

    Its has bought Lincolnshire-based Lectec, a £10.8m turnover business which designs and installs instrumentation for the petrochemical, energy and steel industries, and has acquired Runcorn-based Advance Control Engineering Solutions.

  4. DTEC

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    DTEC

    DTEC Site Services fulfils Engenda’s goal for growth

    The owner of Staffordshire-based DTEC Site Services has seen a 75% surge in its first quarter sales reaching nearly £6m.

    The Engenda Group, which was set up in December 2009 by engineering entrepreneur Les O’Hare, is now aiming to exceed £25m turnover in the financial year 2012/ 2013. Second quarter forecasts show significant growth increasing with turnover expected to rise to £9m.

    DTEC, based in Stone, specializes in refinery and petrochemical turnaround services. It was bought out by Runcorn-based Engenda Group in March 2011.

    DTEC Operations Director, Steve Colclough said: “This is an enormously exciting time for DTEC. The business has continued to grow from strength to strength since last year’s acquisition. It has enabled us to invest more heavily in our core capability and broaden the range of services offered by the company.

    “During the first year of acquisition we drove turnover by 40% on the previous year and posted record profits. This success prompted us to re-locate the company in September into a new 12,000sq ft warehouse and office complex. The company continues to grow healthily and is meeting its targets of European market penetration.”   

    Engenda Managing Director Lee Foundation said the group was establishing a firm foothold in the market for providing integrated outsourced engineering services.

  5. Halton

    Monday, July 4, 2011
    Halton

    Engenda on the buyout trail

    An ambitious engineering group today announced a double swoop and said it remains on the acquisition trail, targeting businesses and premises in the north west.

    Engenda is the latest venture from Les O’Hare.

    Its has bought Lincolnshire-based Lectec, a £10.8m turnover business which designs and installs instrumentation for the petrochemical, energy and steel industries, and has acquired Runcorn-based Advance Control Engineering Solutions.

    The site previous to Halton Fabrications was operated by Henry Branch, Established in 1938.

  6. Ardeth (incl Northern Plastics)

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    Ardeth (incl Northern Plastics)

    Engenda deal saves 51 engineering jobs

    Engenda Group in Runcorn has acquired an ailing Yorkshire engineering business in a pre-pack deal which saved 50 jobs.

    Lee Foundation, Engenda Group managing director, said: "In these circumstances it is vital that important decisions are made quickly to safeguard jobs and customers – which the administrator was able to do.

    "Customers have expressed relief that the businesses will be able to continue and are now on a firm footing. The Ardeth and Northern Plastics capabilities and workforce mean we can deliver outstanding service to our customers in the UK and abroad.

    "The location in Elland midway between our facilities in Merseyside and the Humber Bank is ideal for our customers. We are confident that the quality workforce will meet forthcoming challenges and re-establish the Ardeth name as one of the most respected engineering businesses in the UK as an important part of the Engenda Group."

    The Engenda Group, which was formed in 2009, provides outsourced engineering services to the power, refining, chemical, oil and gas, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Turnover in the last financial year was £26.7m - a year on year growth of nearly 50 per cent.

  7. Hope

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014
    Hope

    Engenda Acquires Hope Draughting

    Runcorn engineering firm Engenda Group has acquired Widnes-based technical design specialist Hope Draughting.

    The Engenda Group, based in Halton, is witnessing rapid expansion following a series of acquisitions since setting up in 2009.

    It has now bought-out 20-year-old Hope Draughting for an undisclosed sum. The Widnes firm specialises in CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings, modelling and 3D scanning for the engineering sector.

    It was one of the first UK businesses to introduce laser scan technology to help industrial plant operators carry out infrastructure surveys.

    Engenda managing director Lee Foundation said the strategic acquisition will bring greater skill and expertise to the group.

    “This is another significant step forward for the Engenda Group,” he said.

    “Hope Draughting has a terrific reputation and is a market leader in CAD design and modelling.”

  8. Clark Eriksson

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    Clark Eriksson

    Clark Eriksson (CEA) Acquisition

    Engenda Group, a Runcorn-based provider of outsourced engineering services to a range of sectors including the oil and gas industry, has acquired a Scottish firm with the support of banking group HSBC.

    Clark Eriksson is a project management and design services consultancy based in Falkirk.

    The addition of Clark Eriksson completes Engenda’s aim of building an organisation capable of providing core services in design, construction, fabrication and maintenance. The group has ambitious plans to achieve and maintain turnover of more than £100m, as well as growing their presence in Europe.

    Engenda has grown through a careful and selective acquisition and integration strategy.

    It primarily focuses on the process and oil and gas industry, but also has a presence in the automotive, food and beverage and materials handling sectors.

    Engenda Group Managing Director, Lee Foundation, said: “This acquisition completes a major element of our group strategy - to build an organisation that offers a one-stop-shop for all core services.

  9. Going Forward

    Monday, September 4, 2017
    Going Forward

    Insider’s rankings of the North West’s top 100 fastest growing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) list has been released with Engenda, the Runcorn headquartered Engineering services provider placing in the top 3, achieving 103% growth.