Mediatec UK integrated into CT after NEP buyout
The UK division of Swedish headquartered Mediatec Solutions will be merged with events specialist Creative Technologies (CT) and rebranded.
The merger follows the acquisition of CT by NEP in January of this year, which brought CT and LED provider Mediatec under the same parent company. It will be effective from April 1, 2017.
Mediatec UK provides LED screens and associated production services to the sporting and corporate event sectors. It is hoped that the merger with CT will allow the team access a larger pool of technical and operational resources.
The business will continue to operate from its current premises in Sunbury on Thames, UK throughout the summer before relocating to CT’s Crawley, UK headquarters during the second half of 2017.
Dave Crump, CEO of CT Group, said: “CT and Mediatec have enjoyed a close, albeit competitive relationship over many years. Several of the current Mediatec UK contracts started life with us and we have always enjoyed similar operating cultures alongside a healthy exchange of personnel and, occasionally, clients. Bringing the businesses together will provide enhanced opportunities for the majority of the staff and allow us to offer their clients a broader range of technology and services”.
Kenneth Patterson, president of Mediatec Solutions in Sweden, added: “We have a great team in the UK who have done some excellent work, however they have always been somewhat limited by lack of local inventory and the distance/cost of operating from Sweden. Joining forces with our friends, and now colleagues at CT, is the ideal way to take the business forward and to allow the team to develop.”