SYSTRA acquires JMP Consultants Limited
SYSTRA has acquired JMP Consultants Limited, one of the UK’s leading transport consultancies, specialising in transport planning and engineering. This acquisition strengthens SYSTRA’s position in the UK market, by consolidating its consultancy services and extending its portfolio of clients and partners.
Pierre Verzat, SYSTRA’s Chief Executive Officer, explained that «the United Kingdom is a key country for the Group’s development. The country’s economic growth and increasing demand for mass transit, combined with the UK’s significant Rail modernization program, make it a high-potential market for urban and railway transport. With the acquisition of JMP, SYSTRA has attained a critical size in the United Kingdom, and secured its position in the transport planning and engineering market.»
The acquisition and integration of JMP will be undertaken by SYSTRA Ltd, SYSTRA’s subsidiary in the United Kingdom which employs 181 people with a turnover of 19M£ in 2014.
Tim O’Neill, Chief Executive of SYSTRA Ltd declared : « By combining the strengths of JMP and SYSTRA Ltd, we are reinforcing our capacity to design and develop the transport networks that UK and Irish travellers need. This will reinforce the position of SYSTRA Ltd on strategic projects such as High Speed 2, Britain’s 2nd high speed railway and Crossrail 2, the 2nd high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the South East.»
Focus on JMP Consultants Limited
The company was formed in 1964 as Jamieson McKay and Partners and became JMP Consultants Limited in 1984. JMP has worked mostly in the United Kingdom, through various offices The 186 staff are experts in transport planning, traffic and highway engineering, infrastructure, design, civil and hydraulic engineering. In 2014, JMP’s sales turnover reached £11.8 million. JMP has recently worked on a range of major development planning and transport consultancy projects including a number of rapid transit projects such as rail links between Heathrow airport and Reading, Waterloo and the South Rail network