Norman Disney & Young

April 13, 2016 09:00 ET

Leading Engineering Consultancy Norman Disney & Young Announces Canadian Expansion

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) - Leading global engineering consultancy Norman Disney & Young (NDY) has today announced its expansion into the Canadian market. The expansion comes as a result of NDY acquiring Vancouver-based mechanical engineering company Sterling Cooper, a consultancy with more than four decades of expertise. The move marks a significant upgrade to Canada's engineering offering, with global best practices and innovations expected to be rolled out in the coming months.

With an international presence in 15 markets, Canadian expansion means Norman Disney & Young now operates across four continents. On a local level, the acquisition means that NDY in Vancouver is able to broaden its services and move towards offering its clients full building services. Other strategic priorities will include investing further in sustainability and digital practices.

"Following 18 months of discussions and negotiations, NDY is thrilled to have acquired Sterling Cooper," says NDY CEO, Stuart Fowler. "With an experienced team of approximately 30 engineers, this acquisition of a highly-admired firm in an established marketplace provides NDY with immediate work in Vancouver, and emerging opportunities more broadly in Canada and North America."

"To remain an innovator and an industry leader in a highly competitive market, we consider all appropriate opportunities to expand both our capabilities and our geographical presence. Sterling Cooper's specialist proficiency in mixed-use, high-rise buildings, hotels and residential complexes, along with its focus on innovative energy saving designs, has all the requisite hallmarks of a complementary fit with NDY."

Adds Sterling Cooper President, George Steeves, "NDY and Sterling Cooper have been following similar paths in the professional development of staff and the focus on client-centricity. In Vancouver, we have invested significantly in staff training over the past four years, cultivating a learning environment to be an employer of choice and trusted advisors to our clients. NDY also places its people and clients at the heart of their business strategy. There's an unquestionable synergy between our two firms."

NDY Director of Clients and Strategy, Patrick Fogarty - one of the key proponents of facilitating NDY's acquisition of the Sterling Cooper business - echoes these sentiments, "We are deeply passionate about our purpose of Making Spaces Work for our clients and for the built environment; this has a direct alignment with the work and ethos of Sterling Cooper, and is already enabling a seamless cultural integration of the two firms in Canada. You just know when something's a good fit."

About Norman Disney & Young

Norman Disney & Young (NDY) is a professional services firm of consulting engineers with a global presence. With offices in Australia, Canada, Dubai, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, NDY delivers innovative and sustainable solutions for a diverse group of clients. Established in 1959, NDY remains a private company employing over 600 people servicing key markets in buildings, health, mission critical, defense, transport, industrial and utilities. For more information, visit: www.ndy.com.

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    Norman Disney & Young
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