Shield On-Site Services EMG joins REC Group of Companies


PRESS RELEASE Jun 23, 2014 – Shield On-Site Services EMG joins REC Group of Companies

REC is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Shield On-Site Services EMG Ltd Emissions Monitoring Group (“EMG”), UKAS Laboratory No. 1783 which will trade as REC Environmental Monitoring Ltd with immediate effect.

EMG has been a leading provider in the Industrial Stack Emissions Monitoring sector for 23 years. It has consistently provided a high quality accredited, reliable and efficient monitoring service to its broad customer base through the professional approach and expertise of its management team and experienced workforce.

Following the acquisition, REC provides a market leading scope of emissions and air quality related services in the UK, including;

  • monitoring within the Energy Recovery Facility, Waste to Energy and Large Combustion Plant sectors, including the calibration of CEMS to BS EN 14181 QAL2 & AST requirements;
  • the addition of FTIR monitoring to EA TGN M22;
  • air quality, traffic and odour impact assessments;
  • assistance with permit and planning applications;
  • ambient air monitoring, including bioaerosols

The acquisition reinforces REC’s commitment to consistently enhancing its service offering, and investing for further growth.  In addition to the adding new services, REC will extend its geographical spread to include an additional presence in the East of England.

Paul Furmston, Managing Director of REC Environmental Monitoring Ltd, said of the acquisition “it has been our recent aim to increase REC’s range of emission monitoring services and EMG’s scope of capability and accreditation perfectly satisfies this goal in addition to providing additional experienced site teams and equipment.  This as an extremely positive move for both customers and employees as it provides a market leading offering of monitoring and associated services and a strong platform for future growth.”

Matthew Timms, Technical and Compliance Director of Shield On-Site Services, stated “The Emissions Monitoring Group had become a non core element of the Shield On-Site Services portfolio of services. The divestment of the business enables Shield On-Site Services to focus on its core business which is actively growing within the UK and Internationally. I’m confident the EMG business has found a good home at REC Environmental Monitoring Ltd and wish them every success in the future”


Source: Resource and Environmental Consultants Limited


Kirsty Godrich, Marketing Manager, +44 161-868-1300