Tuesday, 24 November 2015

EMR spreads its wings and extends presence to the UK market

SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced its expansion to the UK market, in a move that will take its portfolio of market-leading products and system design and engineering capabilities to the UK’s energy and water utility industries.

The development comes hot on the heels of a €1 million contract with Northern Ireland Water to upgrade the utility’s telemetry network.

EMR currently employs 22 at its base in Dunboyne, Co Meath and hopes to add to that number with the establishment of its UK base. The company specialises in designing and building wireless communication for media organisations as well as SCADA and telemetry networks for energy suppliers and water companies.

Mark Quinn, managing director with EMR believes that significant opportunity exists for his organisation to make a breakthrough into the UK, thanks to the rapidly changing nature of the utility industry there.

“Power generation and water utilities are facing a perfect storm of business challenges in terms of environmental constraints, security of supply and cost pressures. Aging network infrastructure is a burning issue for many of them but taking the right approach with the right integration partner will promote more efficient management of energy or water supply into the future,” he said.

The company’s UK headquarters will be based in Reading, a strategic location to target some of the market’s key players. A team of technical and project management professionals will support the rollout of EMR’s SCADA and network infrastructure deployments.

The UK utility industry is undergoing a period of substantial change, where many will be forced to re-examine their business models, according to Quinn.

“We believe we have the track record and expertise to generate strong return on network investment for all stakeholders and support continuity of supply,” he said.

EMR was founded in the early in 1980s and has a strong management team with a wealth of industry experience. The company has some of Ireland’s strongest brands on its books including ESB, Eir, RTÉ NL, Virgin Media and many of the country’s county councils.