Move prioritises “clarity, service and growth”
Glenfield and Invicta, two well-known and long-established brands in the water sector, have announced they are merging their operations from 6 January 2020. The new organisation will carry the name, Glenfield Invicta.
Both firms are subsidiaries of the AVK Group, which has more than 100 production and sales companies worldwide.
Paul Boyden, currently Managing Director of Glenfield, becomes Managing Director – Commercial and Andrew Izod, currently Managing Director of Invicta, becomes Managing Director – Operations.
Boyden and Izod issued a statement on why they believe the merger will deliver “significant benefits for the collective Glenfield Invicta customer base”:
“We believe there are significant growth opportunities in the core markets serviced by Glenfield and Invicta: clean and waste water, environmental and flood defence, dams and reservoirs, hydro-power and non-utility infrastructure. In order to unlock that potential, we need a clear message that customers and prospects value and engage with. The message is that, as Glenfield Invicta we can harness our collective engineering and project delivery resources to deliver truly outstanding service for our customers.”
“The Glenfield Invicta offer is simple: we will engineer a range of solutions for all of your valve and penstock applications and projects. This is true whether your challenge is simply product manufacture and supply, or whether you require total project delivery from inception to completion. We can also refurbish or replace any valve or penstock regardless of the original manufacturer, offering our customers unrivalled versatility in what is a very specialist field.”
The announcement is seemingly the culmination of almost two years of planning, investment and reorganisation. “Over that period the Glenfield and Invicta project teams have been working together, sharing skills and expertise; this ‘cross-fertilisation’ means we can offer a broader range of services. The merger also creates a national network of engineering facilities and project teams that enable us to deliver comprehensive services at a local level across the UK and Ireland.”
“It is a really exciting time to be working at Glenfield Invicta, and the energy and enthusiasm generated by the merger is evident. Our mission over the coming months is to ensure customers and prospects are as excited about what the future holds as we are!”