The Cylinder Service Centre and Tyne and Wear Oils acquired by Benbecula Group

The Cylinder Service Centre and Tyne and Wear Oils, both businesses which are based in the North East of England, are delighted to announce the sale of the businesses to the Benbecula Group, a privately funded group of companies based in Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The Cylinder Service Centre, established over twenty years ago is a highly specialised hydraulic cylinder design, manufacturing and repair business with a strong track record and excellent reputation in the market.

Tyne and Wear Oils, established in 2015, specialises in the provision of high performance, cost effective lubrication and engineering fluid solutions and has experienced rapid growth since being introduced to the market as a subsidiary of Cylinder Service Centre.

The move greatly strengthens Cylinder Service Centre and Tyne and Wear Oils via its new sister companies;, Tyne Gangway, Lift-rite Engineering Services, and TyneTec Engineering which serve the offshore, marine, and engineering sectors.

Lift-Rite Engineering Services which was acquired by Benbecula Group in October 2017, designs, manufactures, inspects, repairs and hires out lifting equipment, whilst offering on-site rigging and mobilisation services.

Tyne Gangway, originally founded in 1934, was acquired by Benbecula Group in October 2017. The company manufactures and designs marine access systems including gangways and accommodation ladders, predominately for the marine industry, with 50 percent of its equipment produced for export.

TyneTec Engineering, a specialised Engineering Consultancy business based in the North East of England, was recently added to the Benbecula Group of companies in June 2018.

As a result of this latest acquisition by Benbecula, which is headed by CEO Ally MacDonald, also Chairman at Tekmar Group, the Group is targeting further growth in existing and complementary markets. The respective management teams will remain and will be utilising the greater group resources to further grow the business.

Gary Davison, Managing Director of Cylinder Service Centre said, “We are delighted to be joining such a progressive and forward thinking group of companies within the Benbecula Group and we are very excited with the opportunities this move presents us to further develop and grow both businesses. We look forward to providing additional services to our existing customers and securing new business opportunities which may not have been previously attainable.”

G. Robinson Design Engineering Services Ltd acquired by Benbecula Group

GRDes, a specialised Engineering Consultancy business based in the North East of England is delighted to announce the sale of the business to the Benbecula Group, a privately funded group of companies based in Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

As part of the acquisition, GRDes has been re-named TyneTec Engineering and the move greatly strengthens TyneTec Engineering via its new sister companies which serve the offshore, marine and engineering sectors.

GRDes, established in 2008, has an excellent reputation for providing an inclusive mechanical and structural engineering service for the offshore, onshore, renewables, marine, defence and construction markets.

The move greatly strengthens TyneTec via its new sister companies: Tyne Gangway and Lift-rite which serve the offshore, marine, and engineering sectors.

Tyne Gangway, originally founded in 1934, was acquired by Benbecula Group in October 2017. The company manufactures and designs marine access systems including gangways and accommodation ladders, predominately for the marine industry, with 50 percent of its equipment produced for export.

Lift-Rite Engineering Services which was acquired by Benbecula Group in October 2017, designs, manufactures, inspects, repairs and hires out lifting equipment, whilst offering on-site rigging and mobilisation services.

As a result of this latest acquisition by Benbecula, which is headed by CEO Ally MacDonald, also Chairman at Tekmar Energy, the Group is targeting further growth in existing and complementary markets. The TyneTec Engineering management team will remain and will be utilising the greater group resources to further grow the business.

Greg Robinson, Managing Director of TyneTec Engineering said, “We are delighted to join the Benbecula Group of companies. This move presents a great opportunity to grow the business and allow us to build upon our reputation as a trusted engineering consultancy both nationally and internationally. With the support of the Benbecula Group and our sister companies we look forward to providing additional services to our existing customers and securing new business opportunities which may not have been previously attainable.”