Converged acquires Aberdeen Technical Services

15/08/2023
Converged Communications Solutions has acquired Aberdeen Technical Services to create Scot-Tech Fire Security. General Manager of ATFS, Andy McKay (RIGHT), with Graham Porteous, Technical Consultant.

ABERDEEN-based IT, cyber security and internet service provider, Converged Communication Solutions has acquired Aberdeen Technical Services (ATS) underlining the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans. The merger, which has resulted in the creation of a separate company under the Converged group, Scot-Tech Fire and Security (STFS), allows the firm to add physical security to the suite of services they offer their growing client base.

Following the decision of its Managing Director, Graham Porteous, to step back from the business, ATS chose to become part of STFS in a seamless move that has seen all employees being transferred, and existing customer relationships and high-quality service levels being maintained.

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Andy McKay, now General Manager of STFS, said: “We’re delighted to have taken on ATS. Having worked with them as a client for over six years, we were familiar with their steadfast reputation for high tech security systems, established client base and 25-year history. This merger helps to give us the competitive edge, enabling us to deliver clients the full package of security both online and offline.”

All ATS staff, comprising nine engineers, one sales manager, one fire design architect and one technical consultant, are now employed by STFS. The new company has been created as a group company of Converged to facilitate the sharing of resources, including office space and business support functions.

“We have re-branded from Aberdeen Technical Services to Scot-Tech Fire and Security to reflect our ability to cater for clients across Scotland and beyond,” Andy continued. “As we diversify across new regions and sectors, we’re continually investing in our people, products and services to exploit the opportunities our integrated approach brings to internet provision, cybersecurity and now the security of physical premises.”

Graham Porteous, who remains involved on a consultancy basis, added: “As a long-established, local business it was important for us to find the best fit for our staff and customers. As part of STFS, our service delivery continues unaffected, and our people have secure and exciting opportunities within a group that’s growing both in geography and sector.”

ATS has been installing and repairing high-technology fire alarms, security, entry, TV, data communication and other electronic systems to clients throughout the North-east of Scotland for over 25 years. Converged Communication Solutions is an independent, Aberdeen-headquartered IT and cyber security provider. Established in 2005, the company offers an integrated range of Internet connectivity, IT support, telephony and cyber security services to companies and organisations across Scotland. It employs around 30 staff, which includes strong technical support and cyber security teams. Converged is a Certification Body for the Cyber Essentials Plus and Cyber Essentials standards, an assessor for the IASME Governance Standard and an official CityFibre partner. More information about Converged Communication Solutions is available at www.converged.co.uk or telephoning 01224 656380.   

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