Alcon Group acquires GE Precision Engineering

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UK-based Alcon has announced that it has completed a process that brings GE Precision Engineering Ltd into its group of companies. Alcon states that GEP has been a valued supplier of 4 and 5-axis machining services to Alcon for a number of years, supplementing Alcon’s own capabilities in this fundamental area.

“We have known GEP’s managing director Garry Edwards and engineering director Scott Bredda for a number of years now, and have always been impressed by the passion and skills shown by them and their team,” explained Alistair Fergusson, Alcon’s managing director. “It became apparent that each business could play an important role with assisting each other in achieving its growth plans, as such, we are delighted to join forces with the GEP team.”

The result is that Alcon has been able to substantially increase its capacity in both high-end machining for calipers and other components, and the breadth of its engineering design ability via GEP’s experienced design team led by Scott.

“GEP have always had opportunity beyond its immediate capacity to grow, particularly within our core business of specialist engine components,” added GEP’s managing director Garry Edwards. “With Alcon’s support, we can capitalise on these opportunities and realise our full potential; combine these elements with the rapidly growing demand from Alcon, and GEP has a very exciting future.”

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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