Major growth for local business

Local Frodsham business KDE Ltd has announced plans for major growth and expansion of its service following the acquisition of a leading North West provider of industrial electrical and hazardous area services.

The acquisition of Electrical Project Installations Limited (EPI Ltd) will boost staff numbers significantly, and add a range of new services to complement the electrical, fire alarm, plumbing and heating services already delivered by the team at KDE.

Keith Darlington, Managing Director at KDE Ltd, said: “The acquisition brings together the best talent and experience from both businesses to create a regional electrical contracting company with increased market reach, expertise and a broader base of services providing the best in class service to our clients.”

The acquisition of EPI will increase the number of people employed by KDE to 92 with a fleet of 46 vehicles. A further expansion plan will see staff numbers exceed 100 during 2017.

Pictured from L to R: Gary Partington, Managing Director at EPI; Matthew Darlington, Company Director; Keith Darlington, Managing Director at KDE; and Lloyd Darlington, Director