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On Line Group acquires BPE


Following acquisition, BPE is now part of the On Line Group, a respected provider of integrated engineering services throughout the UK.

The acquisition will allow both BPE and On Line Group to grow and expand their combined offering across a wider variety of key market sectors and achieve a greater geographical coverage across the UK from the two organisations operating centres.

BPE will continue to operate as a specialised technology focused chemical and process engineering consultancy, bringing enhanced capability in feasibility studies, concept and front end designs to the On Line Group.

Noel Quigley, Managing Director at BPE said: “Since our founder and major shareholder, Mike Brown, retired, the board has been looking for a new parent company to support the business with its growth strategy. It was important that any new arrangement would retain BPE’s well-known, trusted brand that has been developed over many years. It was also important to grow the business creating new opportunities and the parentage of On Line Group provides the perfect solution. We are excited about the future and we are looking forward to working with all our new colleagues within the On Line Group of companies.”

Steve Laird, Group Finance Director, said: “On Line Group has been looking for opportunities to diversify into new sectors and increase our geographical spread across the UK.  BPE and On Line Group are a good match, sharing the same core values and providing excellent growth opportunities for both businesses.”



On Line Design Records One Million Man-Hours Without Lost-Time Incident

  • Phil Chapman

On Line Design & Engineering has marked a major safety milestone after recording one million-man hours worked without a single reportable incident or Lost Time Incident (LTI).

The achievement spans four years with works spanning multi projects across multiple client’s sites across the UK. Since first being founded in 1982 On Line Design & Engineering have built a strong reputation of the highest level of safety performance and the latest achievement further emphasises this.

Phil Chapman, Project Delivery Director at On Line Design & Engineering, said: “To record one million-man hours incident free is a significant landmark for On Line Design & Engineering. It is also testament to the high levels of health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) awareness and people-focused culture that is embedded in On Line’s roots. We now look forward to building upon this exemplary track record through our commitment to further strengthening our HSEQ values and practises. Our aim is to attain the next one million-man hours worked without incident or LTI.”

On Line Design & Engineering, which has operating centres in Immingham, Grimsby, Hull and Pembrokeshire, is one of the UK’s leading providers of engineering, design, procurement, construction and project management services across the Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Chemical, Power and Utilities sectors.

The company specialises in multi-discipline engineering, design, procurement and project management across the Engineering and Construction Industry with demand for On Line’s expert team of engineering and technical consultants increasing considerably across the UK.

Andrew Mitchell, On Line’s Operations Director, said: “As On Line continues to grow at a considerable pace, we want to build upon our talent pool of dedicated engineering and technical expertise in order to both support this expansion and uphold our exceptional HSEQ record”.