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Sudbury mining engineering firm expands into Toronto

Bestech announces acquisition of Primary Power Group
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Sudbury-based Bestech is expanding into the Toronto area.

On Sept. 3, the company announced the acquisition of Primary Power Group, based in Ajax, Ont.

Primary Power Group designs, engineers and commissions power systems. Clients have included Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore), Vale, Enbridge and Petro-Canada.

Following the acquisition, the company will integrate into Bestech’s power systems division.

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In a news release, Bestech said the acquisition would allow the company to grow into new markets, access new and existing clients, and recruit new talent.

Patrick Fantin, Bestech’s general manager of engineering services, characterized the merger as a partnership which will allow the company to seamlessly broaden its reach into the GTA.

“Primary Power Group has developed an outstanding business and has a reputation for service and quality,” Fantin said in the release.

“They are well-regarded by our major clients for local substation designs. As a team, we see this expansion as a partnership among professionals who care about the work we do, and the clients and communities we serve.”

Established in 1995, Bestech provides engineering, automation, software development, and environmental monitoring services to the mining industry.