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Acrow acquires Mabey Bridge to unite modular specialists

Mabey bridge

US bridge engineering company Acrow Bridge has snapped up UK-based Mabey Bridge.

Both firms specialise in accelerated construction, pre-engineered modular bridging solutions that help develop, improve and repair essential infrastructure in urban and rural areas.

Mabey specialises in providing disaster-hit regions with bridges in record time. Earlier this year, it shipped 22 of its compact bridges to Costa Rica to aid with the nation’s disaster relief effort following a devestating hurricane season.

Meanwhile, last September Mabey erected a bridge in Puerto Rico in a record 19 days after a hurricane destroyed the original crossing.

Acrow chief executive Bill Killeen said: “Mabey is a business that we have long thought would be an outstanding fit with Acrow.

“We have great respect for Mabey and the strong business its team has built, and we are excited to bring together the immensely talented Acrow and Mabey teams from around the globe to drive our businesses to new strata of success.”

Mabey group chief executive Juliette Stacey added: “Due to our admiration for the strength of competition with Acrow over the years we believe this is the best solution in strengthening the future of both businesses.”

Both firms will continue to operate under their own brands. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

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