DRA Group has agreed to acquire the Forge Group North America companies, formerly known as Taggart Global. The transaction is expected to close shortly.
A worldwide leader in engineering, construction, and operations services, Taggart is an excellent complementary business for DRA, adding extensive experience in coal preparation and diverse mineral and aggregate handling systems in North America, Africa, Australia and China.
Founded in 1993, Taggart has long standing relationships with leading mining houses and utility companies worldwide.
DRA successfully concluded the purchase of Taggart with the full support of management who will remain with the company.
“Taggart has an excellent reputation in the global coal preparation and clean coal technology markets, and has expanded its skill set into the power sector, ports and terminals, bio fuels, mineral sands, as well as the mining and aggregate industries. We are excited to partner with Taggart and accelerate their growth in the worldwide coal preparation and material handling markets,” said Paul Thomson, CEO DRA Group.
“We are particularly attracted to Taggart’s ability to build and operate pollution control systems, coal preparation plants, mineral load-out facilities, and material handling facilities. Taggart’s US operations will add over $100m to DRA’s existing Americas business, as well as a highly respected management team with world-class engineering capabilities.”