NSG looks to strengthen rail infrastructure after Altrad acquisition

Posted 16 July 2011

Leading scaffolding and industrial services firm NSG is looking to expand further into the rail sector after the business was acquired by the France based Altrad Group.

NSG looks to strengthen rail infrastructure offering after Altrad acquisition

Leading scaffolding and industrial services firm NSG is looking to expand further into the rail sector after the business was acquired by the France based Altrad Group.

The Deeside based company, which works on construction and renovation projects across the UK, will remain in the charge of managing director Mike Carr.

Mr Carr said with the backing of Altrad, NSG was in a better position to capitalize on opportunities in the rail sector.

"We are delighted with this acquisition and to become part of the Altrad Group," he said. "This will enhance NSG's core service offering to clients across the UK and we are particularly looking to strengthen our offering to organisations working within our railway infrastructure. We have undertaken a variety of station and bridge renovation projects recently with great success. This has included grit blasting, painting and scaffold access at multiple sites in Cumbria and Merseyside - we pride ourselves on being able to offer a one stop solution.

"With the support of Altrad there is tremendous opportunity for growth and we have further capacity to take on one off jobs or contracts at multiple railway sites. Altrad will bring a wealth of experience and contacts to the table which we are aiming to capitalise on."

NSG UK offers scaffolding services, access solutions, thermal insulation, industrial cleaning and industrial painting. It has a turnover of £20million with 320 employees.

The Altrad Group - which has acquired 100% of the shares of NSG - identified the business as a platform to expand its services across the UK in sectors such as the UK's transport infrastructure.


Altrad owns 54 companies across the globe, specialising in the manufacturing and sales of scaffolding, together with providing additional services in the scaffolding sector.

Since its founding in 1971, NSG has grown to become one of the nation's leading access and multi discipline industrial service organisations. Clients include Ineos Chlor Vinyls, Ineos Enterprises, Centrica, Balfour Beatty, Cammell Laird, Corus and Laing O'Rourke.

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