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Down Under deal for ENSPEC

Friday 30 November 2012 6:00

Sunderland-based electrical engineering firm ENSPEC Power has signed a partnership deal in Australia as it targets its sixth new export market in 12 months.

The Wearside firm has agreed a formal partnership with ADAPT Australia Pty Ltd, a privately owned electrical engineering company, to target the growing Australian energy market.

The deal comes after a year in which it has also gained a foothold in Russia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Singapore and Serbia.

ENSPEC, based in Glover Network Centre, Washington, is a family-run business that designs and manufactures equipment to enable wind farms and other renewable sources to connect safely to the national grid and to comply with grid legislation.

ADAPT Australia is experienced in the Australian transmission and distribution industries.

Following an initial market visit in March, ENSPEC forged strong relationships with some of the major energy companies there.

ENSPEC director Dave Jones said: “Finding the right partner was very important to us. It wasn't simply about matching our technical requirements but also finding one with a similar business culture to our own. As soon as we met the team at ADAPT, we knew the fit was right.”

The Australian energy sector is growing rapidly and this agreement enables both partners to offer an enhanced range of products and engineering skills into that market.