Following discussions between the owners of two of Ireland’s best-known engineering companies, CJK has acquired McGrattan & Kenny and will form a new mechanical & electrical engineering services group to compete in the rapidly expanding sector. The formation of the new group will create an additional 100 new jobs over three years, bringing the total complement to 360 people by 2024. The CJK and McGrattan & Kenny brands, which have a combined total of 76 years in the marketplace, will both be retained. The new group is projected to have combined 2021 revenues of €45m (CJK €40m; McGrattan & Kenny €5.2m).

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