June 2018, Optilan Group (“Optilan”), has acquired Telinstra FZCO, (“Telinstra”), the UAE based Automation, Instrumentation and Electrical Systems Integration company. As part of the strategic plan developed post acquisition by private equity specialists Blue Water Energy back in April 2017, Optilan has been focused on increasing its market share in the Middle East and the acquisition of Telinstra highlights the company’s commitment to its outlined growth strategy for the region.
The combined business will immediately have significant benefits as Optilan will now be able to provide complete system integration services and have a broader footprint of service locations to cater to the demands of its customers in the Middle East region & India.
Founded in 1990, Optilan is a leading Telecom & Security System Integrator based in the UK (Coventry). The company provides advanced systems and solutions within the Oil & Gas, Critical National Infrastructure, Transport, Telecommunication Networks and Utilities sectors to customers around the world. Optilan has over 200 people employed in various roles and capacities globally and has an established presence in Russia, Azerbaijan, India, the Middle East (Dubai) and Turkey.
Telinstra is an Automation and Electrical System Integrator company formed in year 2012 in Dubai, UAE, offering turnkey Automation, Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Solutions for the various industrial sectors in the Middle East market and India.
Richard Buckland, the CEO of Optilan, commented “For a while we have been looking for an efficient way to provide many of our global customers with a broader range of services and expertise. By having the Telinstra team on board, we expand our existing services of providing some of the most technically advanced security monitoring systems for pipelines, refining facilities and other energy related infrastructure assets, to also providing turnkey solution in the field of automation, electrical and instrumentation solutions.”
Buckland added “As many of our customers are global operators in the energy market, having a UAE base for Optilan is a significant benefit to them with quicker access to latest technologies than ever before”.
“Our joint regional operations will be headed by Ajay Menon, currently Telinstra’s CEO, who together with his team will be instrumental to the group’s future growth plans across the Middle East and India.”
Menon said “Having a dedicated and strong engineering team, Telinstra have proven to be one of the leading suppliers of Automation & Electrical Systems and Solutions for its clients in the Middle East. With its in house capabilities, Telinstra takes up turnkey engineering, design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of such systems. As part of our growth strategy we are looking forward to being part of the Optilan Group, developing and innovating our core competencies in servicing our customers and continuing to provide advanced integrated solutions.”
The combined business now employs over 300 people globally.