RSE makes investment in Bristol-based Control & Automation company General Panel Systems

Water treatment engineering group, RSE, has today announced a majority investment in Bristol and Swansea-based GPS & GPS Links. GPS are experts in MCC Manufacturing and Systems Integration, High-Performance Motor Control Centres, LV Power Distribution and Control Panels, as well as being an industry leader in software development and integration using PLC and SCADA solutions.

The move for the technology company further bolsters RSE’s power distribution and controls systems portfolio which includes Blackburn Starling, TCS, Saftronics and DPS Group. The acquisition expands RSE’s technical skills and resources, with 50 skilled personnel strategically positioned in the South-West of England and Southern Wales.

The move is expected to support the increasing demand for RSE’s modular water treatment solutions in England, as well as enhance service offerings to existing customers.

Jason Smith, RSE Controls & Automation Director commented:

We are pleased to welcome the team at GPS into our portfolio of businesses. The acquisition further establishes RSE as the largest power distribution and control systems provider in the UK market. The additional technical skills and manufacturing capacity will enable RSE to fulfil the demand for its innovative modular treatment plants, whilst opening up new doors and solutions to customers in England and Wales.

GPS Director, Nigel Harrison, added:

We are really excited with the investment RSE has made in our company. It hasn’t gone unnoticed the work RSE has and continues to do in this space and we can’t wait to get on board. GPS has a 45-year track record and we are leaders in ‘design for manufacturing & assembly’ DfMA packaged plant rooms which complement our now sister businesses perfectly offering a complete solution to our end client.