PCMS Engineering have acquired VCI Consultancy Ltd in a move that increases the group’s service offering in the global market.

With sales agents in Japan and Korea, Liverpool-based VCI Consultancy is a globally respected name in the marine industry and their services include routine condition monitoring, trend assessment, emergency fault analysis, pre-overhaul, dry dock and new plant surveys.

The PCMS Engineering group of businesses, which already consists of PCMS Engineering and Vibration Control Ltd, and now the recently acquired VCI Consultancy, specialises in working with companies across all industries to reduce maintenance costs.

The group utilises a wide range of analysis tools, condition monitoring techniques and technologies to deliver bespoke maintenance programmes and strategies ensuring direct alignment with the wider business needs.

PCMS Engineering Group Managing Director Andy Chater, said: “The acquisition of VCI Consultancy into the group reinforces our ambitions to become one of the leading suppliers of condition monitoring services across all major industry sectors.

“The geographical location and strong reputation of VCI Consultancy means it was an ideal fit for us. It will enhance the group’s expertise and broaden our service offering to both existing and new clients.”

Antony Barnes, Director at VCI Consultancy, said: “The VCI brand is recognised throughout the marine industry in particular having provided services for over 30 years.

“The recent acquisition by PCMS Engineering broadens the scope of service and consultancy delivery massively.  VCI are now able to offer a wider resource capability ensuring both planned and short notice ad-hoc customer requests can be fulfilled to the correct standards in line with Class Approval societies, making VCI a stand out service provider unsurpassed by most other suppliers within the marine sector.

“The addition of other key condition based maintenance technologies such as thermography, oil analysis and ultrasonics now makes VCI a one-stop-shop for all existing and potential new clients.”

For more information on VCI Consultancy’s services and products visit www.vcilimited.com

For more information about the group visit: www.pcmseng.co.uk/pcms-group-businesses/