Woolpert acquires Murphy Geospatial

Woolpert acquires Murphy Geospatial

Woolpert has acquired Murphy Geospatial, a multidisciplinary geospatial solutions company that is headquartered in Kilcullen, Ireland. Murphy Geospatial is a private, family-owned company that delivers a broad range of services that include survey, mobile and indoor mapping, asset monitoring, subsurface engineering and 3D digital twin development. The firm has a staff of nearly 400 across six offices in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Woolpert is a private, US-based architecture, engineering and geospatial firm that was founded in 1911 and has been providing comprehensive and integrated geospatial services for more than 50 years. Woolpert President Neil Churman said this acquisition is focused on the expansion and elevation of Woolpert’s geospatial capabilities in Europe. This union will enable the companies to align best practices, leverage operational efficiencies, and advance services that include survey, reality capture, BIM, asset monitoring, GIS and all forms of mapping.

Geospatial presence in Europe

“Over the last four decades, Murphy Geospatial has solidified itself as an innovative geospatial partner throughout Ireland, the UK, and the surrounding regions,” Churman said. “Together with Murphy Geospatial, Woolpert will expand its geospatial presence in Europe to improve our offering to customers, accelerate next-level solutions, and provide vital support to the infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, property, utility and natural environment sectors.”

Murphy Geospatial CEO Niall Murphy and his team will continue to lead Murphy Geospatial, a Woolpert Company, in strategic alignment with Woolpert. Murphy said the companies share a dedication to client service, geospatial innovation, industry leadership and employee culture.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Woolpert team,” Murphy said. “Their long-standing history in the geospatial sector and commitment to creating a great place to work for employees makes them an ideal match for us. We look forward to taking this next step to better serving our valued clients and advancing the industry together.”  

Murphy Geospatial is renowned for its innovative GeoDrive mobile-mapping technology, enabling rapid and precise geospatial data capture in construction environments. The striking GeoDrive vehicle can effortlessly capture up to 100km of survey data in a single day. (Image courtesy: Murphy Geospatial)
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