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Our History

 

PM Group has a history of excellence in engineering, architecture and project management. In business for over 40 years, today we are one of the world's leading professional services companies serving major multi-national clients across the world.

The company was founded in Ireland in 1973 by Jim Walshe and Brian Kearney, two engineers with great vision and ambition at a time of deep recession in Ireland.

In 1976, we won our first major project with Marathon Petroleum to provide project and construction management services on the Kinsale Head Gasfield Project, located 50 kilometres off the south coast of Ireland.  Former CEO and current Deputy Chairman - International Development, Pat McGrath joined the company to work on that project.   

In 1988, our employee headcount exceeded 100 as a result of new projects in the pharmaceutical sector. Over the next 23 years we were to grow our capability in the biopharmaceutical sector to that of a global leader, adding further expertise in associated sectors of medical technologies and research and development.

In 1997 we established our first international office in the UK, shortly followed by Poland in 1998 and marked the establishment of our dedicated food engineering team.
  
To reflect our international expansion strategy and growing organisation, we changed our  name in 2006 to PM Group.

2007 saw two major company milestones.  Firstly, our official entry into the Asian market with the opening of our Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.   We made our first significant acquisition, when Devereux Architects, an award winning firm of architects headquartered in London, joined the organisation.  This was followed by the acquisition of Dewjoc Architects in 2009. 

In 2010, we entered the Middle East market and established an office in Riyadh.  Later that year we acquired San Jose, California based Greene Engineers

In 2011 we opened our China office in Shanghai from which added significantly to our Asian operations.

2012 saw the expansion of our US, UK and India operations.

In 2013, PM Group celebrated its 40th year in business - a testament to the expertise and dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our clients.