MacNeillies New Ownership

Acquisition strengthens Babcock’s leading whole life asset management capability.

Babcock International Group is proud to announce the acquisition of MacNeillie, the leading specialist vehicle converter. MacNeillie will strengthen Babcock’s whole life asset management capability to its customers operating within critical and complex sectors such as the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade, MoD and Highways Agency. MacNeillie will continue to trade as MacNeillie and operate from its existing facilities under Nigel Rowley, its Managing Director, whilst benefitting from the growth opportunities that Babcock’s scale, broader customer portfolio and international operations will bring.

UK-based MacNeillie is a long established supplier to the emergency services, civil service, military and other security focused organisations, both in this country and abroad. Bringing over 100-years’ experience in the design and manufacture of specialist vehicles and protection system integrations, MacNeillie combines innovation, craftsmanship and technical excellence to supply and support quality deployed product to a worldwide critical market.

In acquiring MacNeillie, Babcock recognises that it can add even greater value to its customer portfolio helping them to deliver more, more efficiently and without compromising on quality. Currently Babcock manages over 30,000 vehicles globally and uses ALCAMiE™, its proven approach to optimising fleets, to deliver a range of long term benefits. ALCAMiE™ comprises a set of customised systems and processes and is used to manage the whole life of assets, enabling customers to fully focus on their core operations.

Neal Misell, Managing Director for Babcock’s Critical Services business said: “We are delighted to have MacNeillie within the Babcock Group. It is a brand renowned for its quality, expertise and innovation within the sectors it serves and we both share the same values; namely a focus on our people and their safety, long term partnerships and excellence in delivery.”

“The acquisition of MacNeillie is particularly significant to the business as it provides the final piece in our whole life asset management capability. Agnostic in approach, we can continue to help our customer procure the right asset for the job whilst, for the first time, fully manage the asset from the conversion design and manufacture through to replacement. We look forward to MacNeillie reaping the benefits of our customer base and international growth.”

Nigel Rowley, MacNeillie’s Managing Director said: “This is an incredible opportunity for MacNeillie and we very much welcome being part of the Babcock family. I’d also like to pay credit to Keith Bradley, the MacNeillie Chairman, and our people for what has been achieved over the last forty years – this has provided an exceptionally strong foundation for international growth with Babcock.

“I’m also delighted that we can offer our customers even greater value going forward as well as reassuring them that it’s business as usual on our sites – with the same high level of service delivered by the same people at the same locations.”


Issued By: Critical Services Date: 2nd February 2015