Thomas B Olsen
NIRAS' acquisition of the IFP Group in Great Britain gives the company a strategic advantage on the British and European market for food and beverage consultancy. Left to right: Andy Tebbuttt (MD Operations, IFP) Thomas B. Olsen (Senior Vice President, NIRAS), Philip Chatfield (CEO, IFP), Matthew Carr (MD Commercial, IFP).
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NIRAS acquires United Kingdom food and drink specialist Integrated Food Projects

NIRAS has acquired the British company Integrated Food Projects, which provides independent advice to food and drink businesses. The acquisition strengthens NIRAS’ position within the British and international food and beverage sector and enables them to provide a full range of consulting and engineering services to the industry.

19. Feb 2020

As part of the transaction, NIRAS is also acquiring IFP group subsidiaries SDA Design Consultants, Civil and Structural consultant engineers, which will bolster the businesses UK design capability, along with IFP construction.

The acquisitions of IFP and SDA secure NIRAS a leading position among independent advisors to the food and beverage industry in the United Kingdom.

“We are delighted with the acquisition as we believe our clients will benefit from the new combined business capabilities. The expertise of the companies complement each other and we can now offer our clients a comprehensive package of food business consulting as well as advanced technical engineering solutions within the food and beverage industry,” says senior vice president in NIRAS, Thomas B. Olsen.

IFP enhances NIRAS’ capabilities

The integration of IFP Group enhances NIRAS’ business change and supply chain strategic capability, as well as civils capabilities around design and delivery of food facilities. The IFP group have built a strong client portfolio within the food and beverage sector over the last 20 years and have worked extensively in recent years in the dynamic plant-based sector.

The acquisition provides the IFP management team with the ability to continue to grow the business and deliver on its ambition of developing the business internationally, whilst better supporting our clients with a wider range of services.

“The new collective team within IFP, SDA, IFP Construction and NIRAS can now draw on a new set of expertise which adds another dimension to the services we offer. By joining NIRAS we have significantly strengthened our position within in the British and European food and beverage sector,” says the IFP CEO, Philip Chatfield.

Complete end-to-end solutions

For NIRAS, incorporating the IFP group into its business means that the company can diversify and improve its services for the British food and beverage industry.

“For NIRAS and the IFP Group this means that we can offer complete end-to-end solutions and effectively become a one-stop consultancy for the British food and beverage sector,” says Thomas B. Olsen.