Neway Brought Under the APCL Group.

31 Jan 2024 News

Neway Industrial Services has been brought under the umbrella of the APCL Group, as the company looks set to continue a sustained period of growth.

Neway, previously a subsidiary of Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Limited, was founded in 2003 and provides a wide range of services to the marine and industrial sectors, including painting, blasting and project management services.

The newly formed APCL Group brings together A&P Group, A&P Australia , Cammell Laird and Neway. A&P Group and Cammell Laird are the UK’s largest commercial ship repair operations, whilst A&P Australia delivers vital ship repair, maintenance and in-service support services to the defence community in the southern hemisphere.

As the fourth member of APCL, Neway will support the APCL Group of companies by providing its range of services to A&P and Cammell Laird’s commercial and defence customers.

In order to support the businesses’ next phase of growth, Neway has appointed Sean O'Brien as its new Managing Director.

Sean joins Neway after a 25-year career at Bilfinger UK, where he most recently held the position of Commercial Director.

Sean began his career as an Apprentice Fitter Turner in 1989 at M&R Engineering, and since then has progressed through a number of roles in the engineering sector including Proposals Engineer, Senior Cost Engineer, Commercial Manager and finally Commercial Director.

Sean said: “I am very excited to be joining Neway at such a pivotal time for the company. Neway has enjoyed a period of rapid growth and continues to support a number of key customers such as Stena Line, Mersey Ferries, Calmac and the Royal Navy, many of whom are already benefiting from the new Group approach. I am looking forward growing the Neway customer base and expanding Neway’s portfolio across the UK.”

David McGinley, CEO of APCL Group, added: “I am delighted to welcome Sean into his new position of Managing Director of Neway.

“By bringing Neway under the APCL banner, we are diversifying our portfolio and strengthening the services we offer to both our defence and commercial customers across the UK."