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Sisk acquires design and manufacturing firm Eschmann

Irish contractor Sisk is expected to increase its precense in the healthcare sector after purchasing an international design and manufacturing business in a deal understood to be worth about £25 million.

The group, which has a number of distribution and healthcare-related businesses in addition to its construction and civils divisions, has acquired UK-based Eschmann, a specialist in the design and manufacture of equipment for hospitals and dental practices.

The company had offices in the UK and Singapore, and supplies to the British, European, African and Middle Eastern markets.

Sisk group chief executive Liam Nagle said the acquisition was part of the continued growth and diversification of the business in a “challenging global economic climate”.