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Primary Power acquisition to expand BESTECH mining and engineering reach

BESTECH says it is building its power services business and mining engineering capacity through the acquisition of Primary Power Group.

The deal, which will also allow the engineering firm to expand into the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), will see the company achieve:

  • Strategic growth objectives in key markets – BESTECH’s multi-disciplinary engineering team serves clients in the GTA and has global clients who will be well-served by this expansion;
  • Continued business from Primary Power Group’s extensive client portfolio, which includes many of BESTECH’s clients, and;
  • Greater opportunities to provide power and mining engineering services, and to recruit talent in southern Ontario.

Primary Power was founded in 1993 and has been a leader in medium and high-voltage power distribution services and panel manufacturing for more than 25 years, according to BESTECH. It has previously worked on projects with Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) and Vale Inco (now Vale) in Ontario.

BESTECH, meanwhile, recently spun off its technology solutions division and launched a new company, SHYFTinc.

Primary Power Group will integrate into BESTECH’s Power Systems division, led by Dino Titon, Power Systems Engineering Manager.

Alex Kesik, retiring President and GM of Primary Power, said: “It is with great confidence that we take this opportunity for our team members to work with a larger group and to provide even greater service to our valued clients. We anticipate many unique opportunities for continued innovation and advancement. We are very impressed with BESTECH’s vision and commitment to partnership at every level.”

Patrick Fantin, BESTECH’s Engineering Services General Manager, said: “Primary Power Group has developed an outstanding business and has a reputation for service and quality. They are well-regarded by our major clients for local substation designs. As a team, we see this expansion as a partnership among professionals who care about the work we do, and the clients and communities we serve.

“We are excited about what our combined talents and capabilities will mean for our global clients. It enhances our capacity, our presence, and provides a direct and seamless expansion into the GTA.”