RSK is delighted to announce that RSK has acquired KMGP Ltd (known as KMG Partnership), a Hertfordshire, UK, based industrial architecture and structural engineering design services provider that also offers some civil engineering services. KMG can lay claim to fame having designed the Warner Bros. Studios Tour: The Making of Harry Potter, a popular tourist attraction in Watford, UK.
The company’s specialty is distribution warehousing in the food industry, which accounts for approximately 60% of revenue. It also operates across various end sectors including leisure and media, commercial and retail, infrastructure, rail, education and residential.
Recent key projects include food distributor Bidvest’s UK headquarters and multitemperature distribution centre in Slough; Henderson Group offices and distribution warehousing in Northern Ireland; and designing the film studio complex Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, home of the Harry Potter film series and incorporating the Warner Bros. Studios Tour: The Making of Harry Potter.
RSK and KMG management believe there are significant opportunities for cross-selling each other’s infrastructure and environmental services. KMG can also share resources with RSK’s Land and Development Engineering division, which is in Hemel Hempstead, 10 miles from KMG’s head office.
The acquisition of KMG will expand RSK’s services in architecture and engineering, particularly in online retail warehousing, temperature-controlled storage and distribution, and data management centres. It will provide enhanced opportunities for KMG, as a smaller company, to be involved at earlier stages of projects and across a much broader range of sectors than it currently serves.
KMG Partnership was formed in 1990 by current managing director and sole shareholder, Kevin McGahan. Mr McGahan will continue in his role after acquisition.
The acquisition marks RSK’s latest expansion. In May 2017, RSK acquired Acies Civil and Structural Ltd, a property and construction consultancy working throughout the UK and worldwide. RSK has acquired 12 environmental and analysis firms across Europe and the Middle East in the past decade and has seen impressive growth during that time that has helped to create a £100-million-turnover business.
Quote from Alan Ryder, RSK chief executive officer
“We are delighted to welcome KMG into RSK. The specialist engineering services that KMG provides will broaden our service base and make us a more diverse business. We are also delighted that Kevin McGahan has agreed to continue to lead the business”.
Quote from Kevin McGahan, KMG managing director
“This is a wonderful opportunity for KMG to develop within RSK’s greater environmental services sector and to offer clients a ‘one-stop shop’ for land appraisal, planning and development. An exciting future lies ahead…”