Most recent purchase broadens and develops The MEL Group’s engineering capabilities
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The MEL Group announces the acquisition of Oldbury Engineering

The new acquisition brings unique skills to assist in the expansion of the group’s capabilities and offerings in the design, manufacture and repair of aircraft ground support equipment for military and civil applications.

Oldbury, a traditional engineering company, specialise in gaseous charging trolleys, portable charging kits, aircraft tow bars, wing installation equipment, aircraft jacks and fluid replenishment trolleys.

The equipment ensures that aircraft turnaround time is kept to a minimum; and that ground staff are provided with the right equipment to carry out their jobs safely and efficiently.

Explains MEL Aviation’s MD Gary Harvey: ‘Ground support solutions ensure that engineers can work on the aircraft easily and within the optimum time. The products supplied by Oldbury Engineering ensure the ground support team have the ability to work seamlessly to fulfil critical maintenance and replenishment functions.’

‘The trolleys, jacks and towing equipment will enhance MEL’s already comprehensive range of quality ground support equipment and put us in a stronger position than ever when it comes to offering a one-stop supply service.’

​‘This is another key move for MEL which sees us acquire another strong British engineering business and further supports our mission to become one of the most flexible global engineering and communication solutions providers.’