7th October 2020
2020 has been a year of much disruption and challenges for business across all industries, however despite these difficulties, some good news has emerged in the form of new union between two local Ayrshire firms, Booth Welsh and iTech.
The coming together of both businesses was accelerated when the leadership teams realised the opportunities that would be afforded from aligning forces to navigate the challenges of the COVID pandemic.
Booth Welsh are a well-respected global process engineering organisation employing around 250 people and iTech are a 15 strong business with an excellent long-standing reputation in Factory Automation solutions.
Chris McComb, iTech Managing Director, comments,
“I was approached by the Managing Director of Booth Welsh, Martin Welsh, who I have known for a number of years, about a possible way to align our strengths. There was very little overlap of ability, clients or indeed market sectors and it looked like a perfect combination to realise iTech future growth ambitions. I am really excited to announce this news and take the next step in our journey alongside Booth Welsh.”
iTech will remain iTech, but with the added support of Booth Welsh and indeed parent organisation Clough. Chris will remain as Managing Director of iTech, but with an additional role as head of Business Development for Booth Welsh. iTech will move from their South Ayrshire premises in Troon and join the Booth Welsh Head Office in Irvine.
New and existing customers will benefit from a wider portfolio of traditional engineering services, in addition to joint digital knowledge, ability and market experience that both businesses can jointly offer to support clients in a post COVID era.
Martin Welsh, Booth Welsh Managing Director, added,
“It is great to welcome the iTech family to the Booth Welsh team. Both brands have a strong cultural fit and I am certain our future will be stronger together. I am looking forward to seeing our businesses prosper in post COVID times, as we leverage each other’s digital progress and client frameworks for a stronger value proposition.”
In line with this new partnership, iTech will also be rolling out a new brand identity and website to represent the next step in the company’s evolution as part of the Booth Welsh family.