Allied Reliability acquires ABB consulting business
Allied Reliability Group has acquired ABB’s Reliability Consulting business in North America, originally known as HSB RT.
Allied Reliability Group has acquired ABB’s Reliability Consulting business in North America, originally known as HSB RT. The unit consists of 20 remote employees, all of whom will be fully integrated into GPAllied, which is based in Charleston, SC.
The Reliability Consulting business unit will complement GPAllied’s current reliability consulting offerings. With the acquisition, GPAllied will add business units in the disciplines of work execution management, equipment maintenance plan development, preventive maintenance, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) integration, and planning and scheduling.
”All of us at Allied Reliability Group are extremely excited with this opportunity to further strengthen our reliability engineering offerings in the market. We believe that Allied Reliability Group now has the most complete Reliability Services portfolio available anywhere,” said John Langhorne, partner, Allied Reliability Group.
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