JV Opens the Door to Europe Opportunities for AIS Vanguard

UK industrial services specialist, AIS Vanguard, is set to extend its global reach and European customer base after establishing a joint venture partnership with Poland-based industrial services company, Eurelo Tech.

The deal will enable the new JV company to leverage the heavy lifting equipment, vehicles, resources and skills of both partners to provide an industry-leading approach to planning and implementing industrial services projects across European and international borders.

Leveraging the potential of nine locations worldwide, AIS Eurelo will select the right expertise and equipment from its wealth of professional experience and fleet of equipment and vehicles, tailoring each project against the commercial, operational and safety requirements of the customer. Services provided by AIS Eurelo will include factory relocations, reshoring, asset rationalization, machinery removals and installations, complex and technical lifting operations, industrial mechanical and electrical services and logistics. The company will also offer turnkey construction and CDM services, planned and implemented by a dedicated team.

Matt Ainscough, Group CEO at Ainscough Industrial Services (AIS) explains: “This is a watershed period for manufacturing and industrial companies of all kinds across the UK and Europe, with globalization, Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic all playing a role in evolving commercial and operational strategies. What that means for industrial services providers like us is a wealth of opportunity to support customers as they implement their strategies, which often means redeploying assets or even moving entire facilities from one location to another.

“By combining the knowledge, experience and assets within the AIS Vanguard business with the capabilities and geographical reach of Eurelo Tech to create AIS Eurelo, we can offer an expert, Europe-wide machinery installation and relocation service. The JV company can respond quickly, cost-effectively and safely to customers’ requirements, delivering whatever they need wherever they need us.”

Building on the existing customer relationships of both JV partners, AIS Eurelo will provide industrial services for companies throughout Europe across sectors including manufacturing, food and beverage, power, pharmaceuticals, OEM and warehousing/logistics. The company’s 200+ team will work collaboratively with customers to plan and implement projects that require moving heavy equipment and machinery across sites, countries and international borders, within Europe and beyond.

The combined assets of the JV partners include Megalift jacking systems, a variety of cranes and a wide range of skates, slings and chains, enabling the company to carry out even the most complex and time-critical of projects. The AIS Vanguard model of assigning a dedicated project manager to every project to plan and oversee the job will be replicated by AIS Eurelo to ensure the company achieves the required outcome safely, on time and within budget.

Matt Ainscough continues: “AIS has been looking for opportunities to expand our geographical reach in Europe for some time now. We have worked with Eurelo-Tech across the continent for more than 10 years and their business has grown from strength to strength in recent years so a joint venture was the ideal scenario for both companies. This allows the new AIS Eurelo partnership access to a far larger, dynamic market and we plan to launch a controlled growth plan for our machinery movement & installation services across Europe over the coming years, utilising the resources of our existing businesses while introducing new capabilities. It’s a very exciting time.”

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