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New name in Scottish electrical services

Quantum Controls

Q Electrical Industrial Services Ltd emerge from acquisition of Lothian and Borders Electrical by Quantum Controls

DESPITE Brexit uncertainty and the difficulties presented by COVID-19, the continued growth of new variable-speed drive (VSD) contract partnerships and electrical projects has seen the emergence of Q Electrical Industrial Services Ltd following the acquisition of specialist electrical contracting services firm Lothian and Borders Electrical (LBE), in East Lothian, Scotland, by Quantum Controls.

Quantum Controls, specialist UK suppliers of VSDs and motors, provide a range of electrical services and solutions across the UK, operating from their head office near Newcastle and nationwide network of service centres in Prudhoe, Birtley, Glasgow, Thurrock and now the new facility in East Lothian.

With more than 25 years’ experience as an ABB drive service partner, Quantum are also official drive service partners for Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, Danfoss, Vacon and WEG, and have engineers who are fully trained on Nidec Control Techniques and Siemens drives.

The company, which last year achieved a turnover in excess of £11 million and currently employs 69 people, handles more than 250 VSD contracts. ‘Continued growth in our business activities in Scotland has led to this exciting new investment,’ commented Kevin Brown, managing director of Quantum Controls.

‘Establishing the new company with Robert and Lyall Colvin, who have 40 years’ experience in delivering electrical contracting services through LBE, is an exciting opportunity that allows us to invest in the Scottish economy and create a base in Scotland to best service all our clients at a local level.’

Lyall Colvin, managing director of LBE, added: ‘I’m looking forward to the benefits our existing client base will receive from the acquisitional partnership and our growth throughout Scottish industry.’

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