Norman Disney & Young (NDY) has expanded its operations into the Canadian market following the acquisition of Vancouver-based mechanical engineering company Sterling Cooper.

The acquisition of the Sterling Cooper business was completed after 18 months of discussions and negotiations, adding an experienced team of approximately 30 engineers to NDY’s operations.

Sterling Cooper has a specialist proficiency in mixed-use high-rise buildings, hotels and residential complexes, along with a focus on innovative energy saving designs.

NDY CEO Stuart Fowler described the move into Canada and North America as part of the firm’s longer-term growth plans. 

He notes that the acquisition of a highly-admired firm in an established marketplace provides NDY with immediate work in Vancouver, and emerging opportunities more broadly in Canada and North America. NDY now has an international presence in 15 markets with operations across four continents.

At a local level, the acquisition means that NDY in Vancouver can broaden its services and move towards offering its clients full building services.

Image: Formal signing of the Sterling Cooper acquisition by NDY, left to right: Patrick Fogarty, Director Clients & Strategy NDY; Stuart Fowler, CEO NDY; George Steeves, President Sterling Cooper; and Paul Cooper, Chairman NDY.