The directors at Longdin & Browning will remain, with Stewart Hunt joining the board of Ogilvie Geomatics and John Mills and Tom Cox continuing their roles within the business as senior managers.
The move is a significant expansion for Ogilvie and creates a specialist surveying business within the Group with a team of 46 staff and turnover of over £2 million.
Duncan Ogilvie, Chief Executive, Ogilvie Group, said:
“The acquisition is part of a planned strategy for growth in our surveying business. Longdin & Browning has a well-established reputation for quality and customer service, along with a track record that stretches back almost 40 years, which mirrors Ogilvie’s own values and expertise.
Ogilvie Geomatics offers a full range of innovative topographical, Hydrographic, Engineering and Geographic survey solutions across a broad range of sectors in the UK and abroad.
Mark McGarragh, Managing Director, Ogilvie Geomatics, said:
“The addition of Longdin and Browning brings strength in depth to our surveying business and will be backed by continued investment in technology and training that enhances our offering to customers. It will enable us to deliver larger projects from a wider geographic network.”
Ogilvie Geomatics operates from offices in Renfrew, Milton Keynes and Swansea. The directors and staff at Longdin & Browning will remain with the business.
Ogilvie Group is one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses, with an annual turnover of around £180 million. The company is over 60 years old and employs over 400 people across its various UK business operations.