Dalal Mott MacDonald To Gain From GRC Takeover

Mumbai, Sept 28: | Updated: Sep 29 2003, 05:30am hrs
Dalal Mott MacDonald, a subsidiary of Mott MacDonald which recently acquired GRC Consultants globally, will stand to benefit from this acquisition in terms of validation services previously offered by GRC Consultants.

The industrial skills of Dalal Mott MacDonald, which provides industrial consultancy services to clients in Asian countries, will be strengthened by GRC Consultants acquisition, said Dalal Mott MacDonald director Mukesh Jain.

Dalal Mott MacDonald joint managing director Anand Dalal said that with this acquisition, the consultancy would be able to service the pharma, chemicals and food sectors in a better way with the entire range of services from site selection to validation under one roof.

He felt that this is a good time to be in this business with domestic companies as well as MNCs favouring these sectors and that the acquisition gives them a unique strength.

The $600 million UK-based international management and engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald Group had recently acquired GRC Consultants (formerly Shepherd Process). The Group has 12 other group companies including Dalal Mott MacDonald.

GRC Consultants, a process specialist, has a track record of designing and managing hazardous production and research facilities, biotechnology, solid dose and cytotoxic pharmaceuticals in UK built on relationships with companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Astra Zeneca, Rhone Poulenc, Celltech, Ipsen, Serologicals and Health Protection Agency. Its international portfolio includes work in India, China, Singapore, Columbia, USA and European countries.

Mr Jain said that bringing in GRC Consultants will strengthen the formers role as the Groups key industrial skills centre for the world market and in enhancing the services offered to Indian and other Asian clients.

Dalal Mott, which includes Dalal Consultants and Engineers, employs 850 staff and has a three decade track record in the country. Its business incorporates infrastructure, social sector and industrial projects.