ABB's 150-strong team transfer to E.ON

E.ON has completed the acquisition of ABB’s highways lighting business for an undisclosed fee.

The division will be integrated into E.ON’s existing Energy Services business and will see E.ON taking responsibility for approximately 106 000 pieces of lighting equipment. The deal includes ABB’s interests in the Lighting for Staffordshire Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project.

Don Leiper,managing director of Energy Services, said: “This is a great deal for us as we look to expand our street lighting capability. We already have a public lighting team, which provides a comprehensive service from design through to installation, connection and maintenance, and our new colleagues will be a very welcome addition, especially with their knowledge and expertise in PFI.”

ABB’s highways lighting business employs 150 people at eight depots across the Midlands region, including Burton, Rugby, Northampton, Sleaford and Cannock.