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Balfour Beatty acquires Omnicom Engineering

Omnicom flagship product Omnivision

Contractor Balfour Beatty has announced its acquisition of Omnicom Engineering.

Balfour Beatty described Omnicom Engineering as an innovative UK company which specialises in the development of vehicle-borne software and hardware platforms for asset survey, inspection and monitoring for use across the transportation sector.

The company, based in Derby and York, has a client base including Network Rail in the UK and Australia’s largest rail freight operator, Aurizon.

“Omnicom Engineering is a true innovator which is benefiting from over 20 years of investment in research and development,” said Balfour Beatty UK rail business managing director Mark Bullock.

“We will leverage this expertise alongside the high speed laser measurement technology that already exists within Balfour Beatty, to provide unrivalled technical solutions to clients in the growing high-speed and unattended data collection market in which we see opportunities for increasing our business.”

Omnicom Engineering specialises in video and laser surveys, in addition to high-speed video inspection, such as Omnivision which enables clients to replace manual track inspection with automated machine vision from a high-speed vehicle.

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