Q Electrical Industrial Services Ltd emerges from acquisition of Lothian and Borders Electrical by Quantum Controls

Despite uncertainty with Brexit and COVID-19, the continued growth of new VSD Contract Partnerships and Electrical Projects has led to Quantum Controls acquiring Lothian and Borders Electrical in East Lothian, Scotland.

Lothian and Borders electrical is one of Scotland’s leading electrical contractors and through this acquisition Quantum now have a nationwide network of 6 Service Centres and a growing team of engineers providing a range of Electrical Services and solutions across the UK.

2020 was a difficult and challenging year for all, however as a service business with Key Worker status and over 250 VSD contracts, both companies have been extremely lucky to still be able to support our customers and experience significant growth in these troubled times. This has led to Quantum Controls being awarded the prestigious ‘Drive & Motor Company of the Year’ award from Industry Update.

The new Service Centre and experienced electricians will provide Electrical services such as:

  • Electrical Contracting Services
  • Electrical Installation in many industrial processes.
  • Turnkey projects from design to control panels, PLC programming, SCADA and Installation
  • 10 Variable Speed Drive Service Engineers based in Scotland.
  • Electronic Repairs for industrial equipment and Instrumentation
  • Inspection & Testing
  • Power Factor Correction

Lothian and Borders Electrical Ltd have over 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry and Quantum Controls, with over 25 years’ experience as an ABB Drive Service Partner, are Official Drives Service Partners for Schneider Electric, Mitsubishi, Danfoss, Vacon, WEG and have engineers fully trained on Nidec Control Techniques and Siemens Drives. Which gives us the combined skills and knowledge to offer our customers a full turnkey electrical solution.

“Continued growth in our business activities in Scotland has led to this exciting new investment in the Scottish economy. The Service Centre will create a local support which will allow us to offer more services for all customers based throughout Scotland.” says Kevin Brown, Managing Director.

“Establishing the new Company with Robert and Lyall Colvin who have 40 years’ experience in delivering electrical contracting services is an exciting opportunity that allows us to invest in the Scottish Economy and creating a base in Scotland to best service all our clients at a local level”.

Quantum Controls, established in 2009, have grown from a staff of 12 to currently employing 69 people with a turnover more than £11 million in 2020. With existing Head Offices near Newcastle and Service Centres throughout the UK at Prudhoe, Birtley, Glasgow, Thurrock and now the new facility at East Lothian, Scotland.

“I’m looking forward to the benefits our existing client base will receive from the acquisitional partnership and our growth throughout Scottish industry”. Lyall Colvin, Managing Director.

If you would like to know more about our new services in Scotland, please contact Lyall Colvin.

Contact Details:

Lyall Colvin

[email protected] or 07775 666 306

Q Electrical Industrial Services

The Cross


East Lothian

EH34 5DA


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