MECX Group Acquires Major Interest in PPS Rail Limited

MECX Group have acquired a significant strategic shareholding in PPS Rail Limited.

This investment serves as a further example of the MECX Group commitment to the UK Rail and Infrastructure Sector.

Chris Mariner, MECX Group Managing Director, released the following statement:

“As part of the MECX Group strategy to grow and expand our UK rail business, I am pleased to announce that we have acquired a significant strategic shareholding in PPS Rail Limited. By bringing PPS Rail into the MECX group of companies we further enhance the capability of our group offering to better service client requirements. PPS Rail, who specialise in providing rail planning expertise, training and safety critical services to the UK rail environment, will continue to operate from their existing base in Warrington but over the coming weeks and months, will implement a programme to expand their training footprint across the full network of depots and offices within MECX Group”.

“This investment in PPS Rail should serve as a further example of the MECX Group commitment to the UK Rail and Infrastructure Sector. We have a fully funded plan to increase our contracting presence in Rail and the planning expertise that PPS Rail retains in-house will allow us to bid and deliver contracts at a higher tier level than before. As the industry is well aware, there is a massive shortage of skilled and semi-skilled labour in the railway industry and only by investing in our people, will we be able to meet that growing demand. PPS Rail will strengthen the MECX Group funding commitment into apprenticeship schemes, NVQ opportunities and other 3rd party training initiatives”.

About MECX Group

MECX Group has a singular focus on helping to construct and maintain the physical and naturally built environments that combine to make up the transport, energy and utility infrastructure networks.

We help asset owners, managers, operators and their principal contractors maintain economic and efficient operation of their networks assets and associated facilities through effective works delivery, for both individual schemes and frameworks, and complement this through the provision of a range of relevant and appropriate support services.

Additionally, we help commercial and industrial clients manage and maintain their buildings, grounds and private infrastructure through a range of hard and soft facilities management services.

The company helps clients spend less, spend well and spend wisely by delivering effective works and providing a range of efficient support services to maintain, repair, renew and enhance network assets, and buildings and facilities across the UK and Ireland.

Our vision is for MECX to be the supplier of choice for those companies that own, operate, maintain, repair and enhance the strategic infrastructure assets that provide for the effective movement of commodities and services that are essential to enable, sustain, and enhance society.  We will achieve this by engaging openly and honestly with client organisations to understand how we create and develop solutions that are relevant to the challenges they face.

We aim for all stakeholders to benefit from our vision.  Clients will benefit from our continuing focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the works we deliver and the services we provide.  Our colleagues are critical to us achieving this aim, so we will continue to provide a safe, inclusive and positive environment, one where colleagues will have opportunities to realise their full potential and develop their skills to achieve their own goals and maximise the effectiveness of the service we provide to our clients.

The vision calls for a profitable business, one that maintains a financial discipline so that as we continue to create effective, economic efficiency for our clients, we also create value for our shareholders and stakeholders to ensure the continued viability and prosperity of MECX Group.

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