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Quantum Controls acquires Lothian and Borders Electrical

08 February 2021

DESPITE UNCERTAINTY with Brexit and COVID-19, the continued growth of new VSD contract partnerships and electrical projects has led to Quantum Controls acquiring Lothian and Borders Electrical, based in East Lothian, Scotland. The operation will continue as Q Electrical Industrial Services.

Lothian and Borders electrical is one of Scotland’s leading electrical contractors and through this acquisition Quantum now has a nationwide network of six service centres and a growing team of engineers providing a range of electrical services and solutions across the UK.

2020 was a difficult and challenging year for all, however as a service business with 'key worker' status and over 250 VSD contracts, both companies have been extremely lucky to still be able to support our customers and experience significant growth in these troubled times. This has led to Quantum Controls being awarded the prestigious ‘Drive & Motor Company of the Year’ award from Industry Update.

The new Service Centre and experienced electricians will provide Electrical services such as:

  • Electrical Contracting Services
  • Electrical Installation in many industrial processes.
  • Turnkey projects from design to control panels, PLC programming, SCADA and Installation
  • 10 Variable Speed Drive Service Engineers based in Scotland.
  • Electronic Repairs for industrial equipment and Instrumentation
  • Inspection & Testing
  • Power Factor Correction

Lothian and Borders Electrical has over 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry and Quantum Controls, with over 25 years’ experience as an ABB Drive Service Partner, is an official drives service partner for Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, Danfoss, Vacon and WEG, and has engineers fully trained on Nidec Control Techniques and Siemens Drives. As a result, the company has the combined skills and knowledge to offer customers a full turnkey electrical solution.

“Continued growth in our business activities in Scotland has led to this exciting new investment in the Scottish economy. The Service Centre will create a local support which will allow us to offer more services for all customers based throughout Scotland,” says Kevin Brown, managing director, Quantum Controls.

“Establishing the new company with Robert and Lyall Colvin, who have 40 years’ experience in delivering electrical contracting services, is an exciting opportunity that allows us to invest in the Scottish Economy and create a base in Scotland to best service all our clients at a local level."

Quantum Controls, established in 2009, has grown from a staff of 12 to currently employing 69 people with a turnover more than £11 million in 2020. THe operation has existing head offices near Newcastle and Service Centres throughout the UK at Prudhoe, Birtley, Glasgow, Thurrock and now the new facility at East Lothian, Scotland.