Kegworth-Based Engineering Firm Acquired By Global Business

Kegworth-Based Engineering Firm Acquired By Global Business

Kegworth-based Integrated Food Projects (IFP), which provides independent advice to food and drink businesses has been acquired by Danish consulting engineering company, NIRAS.

The acquisition strengthens NIRAS’ position within the UK and international food and beverage sector and enables it to provide a full range of consulting and engineering services to the industry.

As part of the transaction, NIRAS is also acquiring IFP Group subsidiaries SDA Design Consultants (SDA) and IFP Construction, which will bolster the businesses UK design and construction capability. 

The IFP Group acquisition secures NIRAS a leading position among independent advisors to the food and beverage industry in the United Kingdom.

Philip Chatfield, IFP CEO, commented:

“The new collective team within IFP, SDA, IFP Construction and NIRAS can now draw on a wider set of expertise which adds further dimensions to the services we offer. We will continue to operate as The IFP Group, and will be looking to expand the team here in the UK in the coming months - by joining NIRAS we have significantly strengthened our position within in the British and European food and beverage sector.”

IFP enhances NIRAS’ capabilities

The integration of the IFP Group enhances NIRAS’ business change and supply chain strategic capability, as well as civil capabilities around design and delivery of food facilities. The IFP Group has built a strong client portfolio within the food and beverage sector over the last 20 years and has worked extensively in recent years in the dynamic plant-based sector.

“We are delighted with the acquisition as we believe our clients will benefit from the new combined business capabilities,” said Thomas B. Olsen, senior vice president, NIRAS.

“The expertise of the companies complement each other, and we can now offer our clients a comprehensive package of food business consulting, as well as advanced technical engineering solutions within the food and beverage industry.”

The acquisition provides the IFP management team with the ability to continue to grow the business and deliver on its ambition of developing the business internationally, whilst better supporting its clients with a wider range of services.

Complete end-to-end solutions 

For NIRAS, incorporating the IFP Group into its business means that the company can diversify and improve its services for the British food and beverage industry.

Thomas B. Olsen added:

“For NIRAS and the IFP Group this means that we can offer complete end-to-end solutions and effectively become a one-stop consultancy for the British food and beverage sector.”

For more information on IFP, visit, for more information on NIRAS, visit 

Photo caption (L-R): Thomas B. Olsen senior vice president of NIRAS & Phillip Chatfield, CEO of IFPC.

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