December 9, 2021
The Austin Company welcomes The Austin Company of UK back into its organization.
The Austin Company (US) founded The Austin Company (UK) in the 1920s as The Austin Company was developing into an international company. Operations were suspended due to WWII and then resumed in 1948. During the 70s and 80s, Austin UK established a strong reputation and loyal customer base within the manufacturing, life science, biosciences, food, and beverage markets. These sectors became their primary source of business and remain so today. In 2006, The Austin Company sold the UK business to local managers.
“Rejoining The Austin Company (US) is fantastic for our business. It enhances our resources and enriches relationships. Together, we will advance professionally while keeping our identity and culture unique. Partnering with Austin US is strengthening the brand, bringing exciting new opportunities, challenges, and expanding our area of service,” said Prakash Davda, Managing Director of The Austin Company of the UK.
The UK team leadership team includes Adrian Ward – Construction Director, Allan Huke – Commercial Director, Barrie Pond – Financial Controller, George Lowney – Projects Director, Karl Butler – Director of Engineering, Pankaj Raithatha – Deputy Director of Engineering, and Michael Blake – Director of Design.
Mike Pierce, the President and CEO of The Austin Company (US), said, “This is an exciting and historic time for The Austin Company as we reunite to expand our services within the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industry.”