Irish company DPS Engineering is entering into a partnership agreement with EMA Engineering, a specialist design/construction firm based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Specialising in engineering design and project management for pharmaceutical and hi-tech plants, DPS now employs more than 600 people in Ireland, continental Europe and the US. The partnership agreement was signed in Istanbul this week by DPS managing director Frank Keogh and EMA founder and managing director Murat Altun.
Keogh said: “DPS has been expanding at a phenomenal rate over the past couple of years and we now have a turnover in excess of €60m.”
“The Turkish economy has been expanding dramatically in recent years and we see our partnership with a company of the scale and expertise of EMA as the ideal route into this growing market.“
“We see the partnership arrangement as the optimum route into new international markets for DPS and we expect to establish more partnerships in other countries over the coming year.”
DPS Engineering was initially founded in 1974 but expanded rapidly following a management buyout in 1996 led by Keogh and backed by private investors. As well as offices in Dublin and Cork, DPS also has an office in the Netherlands serving the European market and has also established a strong presence in the north-eastern US after the acquisition two years ago of the American engineering company Biometics.
The company’s client list includes most of the major global pharmaceutical companies as well as some major clients in the high technology sector.