ALTEN Acquires Woodford Engineering Consultancy UK Ltd (WEC)

Published on: 8th July 2024

ALTEN Acquires Woodford Engineering Consultancy UK Ltd (WEC), Strengthening Position as a Key Partner in the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry

ALTEN is proud to announce the acquisition of Woodford Engineering Consultancy (UK) Ltd (WEC), a distinguished provider of engineering services renowned for their expertise in developing and integrating systems into vehicle platforms. This strategic acquisition enhances ALTEN’s systems engineering capabilities and firmly positions ALTEN as a key partner within the UK aerospace and defence industry.

Founded in 2009 by a team of engineers from BAE Systems Airframe Systems design office, WEC has a rich history of delivering exceptional engineering solutions. Their team brings decades of experience at the forefront of British and European aircraft design, manufacture, and support, having shaped the systems of iconic aircraft over the past 30 years.

WEC’s portfolio includes collaborations with industry blue-chip companies such as BAE Systems, the Ministry of Defence, and Airbus. Their experience spans a diverse range of products, including civil and military aircraft, submarines and unmanned aerial vehicles. WEC’s remarkable capabilities in fuel systems design and integration, systems engineering, advanced simulation, and safety analysis have set them apart in the industry.

Based in the heart of the UK aerospace and defence industry in Manchester and Bristol, WEC’s strategic locations further reinforce ALTEN’s commitment to serving these sectors. The acquisition allows ALTEN to leverage WEC’s expertise and capabilities, offering an enhanced range of engineering services that drive innovation and excellence in vehicle platform systems integration.

The shared passion for exceptional design and technological advancement will continue to be the cornerstone of our operations. We are excited about the synergies this acquisition will bring and the continued excellence in service delivery that our clients expect from both ALTEN and WEC.