Final acquisition announced by RSK Group

Drilling Supplies & Hire Services Ltd is the latest company to be acquired by RSK Group, which the 12th and final acquisition for the group in the 2018/2019 financial year.
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Alan Ryder, founder and CEO of RSK Group has announced the company’s 12th acquisition

Duncan Moore


Duncan Moore

Drilling Supplies & Hire Services, which has previously supplied multiple companies across the RSK group, is a company of 13 people based in North East England that supplies installation and drilling consumables to the drilling industry nationwide, including rig tooling, drilling rigs and a variety of products. In addition to supply services, the company has an in-house engineering department that provides engineering solutions to meet a variety of client needs.

By joining forces, RSK will now be able to source site consumables and drill tooling in-house for its services in the UK and abroad. As part of RSK's contracting division under the direction of Claire Knighton, Drilling Supplies & Hire Services will remain a supply-only company and will not be involved in contractual or site work.

"RSK has already developed a close business relationship with Drilling Supplies & Hire Services and I am excited to develop this relationship further now that it is part of the RSK group," said RSK's founder and CEO, Alan Ryder. "RSK is gaining a fantastic business with which we see multiple synergies. Both companies will benefit from joining forces and the broadening of our in-house capabilities and the building on our strengths."

Phil Smith, Drilling Supplies & Hire Services managing director who will continue to lead the business, said: "Drilling Supplies & Hire Services has built up a great reputation for supply, delivery and quality since it was founded in 2007. Becoming part of a larger organisation with an integrated safety, health, environmental and quality management system will enable us to take the next step as a respected supplier of high-quality products to the ground investigation market and provide new opportunities for us all."