Announcing the acquisition of Aylesford Electrical Contractors (AEC)
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Announcing the acquisition of Aylesford Electrical Contractors (AEC)

03 Sep 2023
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Metcor Group is today announcing its acquisition of a majority stake in Aylesford Electrical Contractors. AEC is a leading electrical specialist serving the commercial and industrial property sector. Founded by David Friend in 1979, the business has grown into a trusted testing, inspection and installation partner to industrial sites, critical infrastructure networks, retail locations and many more commercial premises around the UK.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the superb team at AEC. Under the Friend family’s stewardship, the business has built up a remarkable track record of client satisfaction, innovation, and strong financial performance.”

Nico Gaisman, CEO of Metcor Group


AEC delivers compliance-driven testing, inspection and remediation of electrical installations (from lighting columns to lightning protection devices). It also serves the rapidly growing market for sustainable solutions, as a preferred installer of leading EV charging products, and a partner for solar panel (PV) installation and maintenance.

Announcing the acquisition of Aylesford Electrical Contractors (AEC)

Nico Gaisman, CEO of Metcor Group, said: “We will allow AEC to continue to thrive under Philip Friend and Caroline O’Dwyer’s leadership, and there will be great benefits in bringing our businesses together: as part of the Metcor Group, AEC will be able to tap into our group’s proprietary technology platform and expand its services through our national FM network. Our group companies will benefit hugely from AEC’s complementary expertise in safety, sustainability, and technical specialism.”

Philip Friend, Managing Director of Aylesford Electrical, said: “For over 40 years, Aylesford Electrical Contractors has delivered a full spectrum of high-quality electrical services to ensure compliance and safety for commercial premises. Our family is delighted to be partnering with Metcor Group to take AEC into its next phase of growth and development. With our firms sharing a common focus on high-quality commercial clients, sustainability, and engineering excellence, we felt that this would be the ideal fit for AEC’s employees and clients. We are very excited to see what the future holds.”

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