Surelift UK Ltd is acquired by Aberdeen firm

GCSS Limited, owner of Plant Shifters (Scotland) Ltd - the specialist equipment and machinery mover, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Peterhead-based Surelift UK Limited and Surelift NDT Limited.

The acquisition is forecast to add an extra £2 million per annum to group revenues and creates a combined group with forecast annual revenue of £3.75 million. All staff have been retained following the acquisitions.

Surelift's Brian Emslie and Steve Macdonald of GCSS.

Surelift's Brian Emslie and Steve Macdonald of GCSS.

GCSS now has the capabilities, through the Surelift companies, to manufacture wire rope slings and sling assemblies, and the supply of safety-at-height and lifting equipment, as well as welding inspection, lifting equipment inspection and certification to the energy and military sectors.

Steve McDonald, director of GCSS Limited, said: “I would like to welcome our new colleagues from Surelift into the group as they become an instrumental part of our continued growth.

“The acquisition of Surelift UK Limited and Surelift NDT Limited compliments the services that GCSS currently provides through Plant Shifters. Surelift has a strong client base and we are delighted to have retained former owner Brian Emslie.

“Brian’s experience and understanding of the business will ensure continuity of service as well as assisting us in the growth and future direction of the company.We have bought in to a highly experienced, motivated team at Surelift and look forward to growing the business.”

Mr Emslie added: “I am delighted to be joining the GCSS Group and look forward to working with Steve to ensure further success and continued growth.”