JB Barry and Partners are rebranding as Egis following the acquisition of the long-established consultant engineering firm by the global engineering and operations company.

The move follows a period of integration between the two, which commenced last year. Under a united brand, the organisation now offers a unique end-to-end engineering and operations service, combining the local expertise and experience of JB Barry, and its subsidiary Barry Transportation, with the global reach and strength of Egis.

Major infrastructure projects

The move means Egis will be better positioned to deliver major infrastructure projects for clients as part of Project Ireland 2040. It also means Egis is now one of the largest multi-disciplinary consulting, engineering and operations firms in the country.

With over 600 staff in Ireland across 16 offices nationwide, Egis is committed to enabling sustainable economic development and responding to the requirements of population growth while addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions.

Established in 1959, JB Barry and Partners has been involved in a series of flagship and award-winning projects including the upgrade of Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dublin and the N17/N18 Gort to Tuam PPP motorway scheme in Co Galway. It had grown to 180 people across four offices when it was acquired by Egis in June 2023.

N17/N18 Gort to Tuam PPP motorway scheme.

Egis’ expertise spans every aspect of the built environment – from infrastructure to transportation, buildings, and energy. The company is part of the French-headquartered global Egis Group and has been in Ireland since 1994. Its current activities in Ireland include operating the Dublin Port Tunnel and the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork, overseeing 470km of Ireland’s motorways and working on the design and delivery of major transport projects and mobility services.

'Many synergies'

Commenting on the integration of the firms, Steve Preece, managing director, Egis in Ireland, said: “There are many synergies between Egis and JB Barry & Partners, and a history of success and mutual respect in our markets. Since the acquisition, we have continued to grow our revenues, staff and services to our clients and we look forward to a bright future combining the expertise and experience of JB Barry’s team with the vision and strength of our global organisation.”

Liam Prendiville, managing director of JB Barry & Partners said: “With Egis we have found a company that shares our values and our dedication to excellence. Under one brand we are now better equipped to respond to larger domestic and international tenders, offering our clients new added value services, particularly in digital transformation, asset management, smart cities and sustainability.”

Effective from July 10, JB Barry will become Egis, with offices, brochures, projects and presentations adopting the Egis brand. The company will continue to provide the same services by the same teams with the support and backing of the global organisation. 

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