A NORTH East based engineering firm has taken over its neighbour in a massive expansion project.

Rosh Engineering Ltd has purchased its neighbour and key supplier JMD Engineering and Profiles Ltd, taking over the business and incorporating the JMD staff into the Rosh Engineering operations.

Rosh Engineering specialises in the repair and refurbishment of high voltage power transformers and JMD has manufactured steel fabrications for Rosh Engineering for nearly 30 years.

Rosh re-located its operations to Blaydon on Tyne three years ago and will now have more than 24,000 sq. ft of interconnected shop floor space.

Ian Dormer, Rosh Engineering Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have this great addition to the Rosh Engineering portfolio of skills and capabilities.

"JMD have always given us great service and we are proud to incorporate them into our family.”