Amey invests in new mobile data capability

11 January 2023 2 min. read

By investing a new mobile data capability, Amey Consulting hopes to help clients deliver better transport solutions. The deal sees the advisory firm acquire the assets of UK technology firm Citi Logik.

Alex Gilbert, Managing Director of Amey Consulting, commented, “We are delighted to welcome the people and skills of Citi Logik to Amey Consulting… We could see a clear alignment between the skills we have in our Amey Consulting business and those of the team at Citi Logik. This presents a really exciting opportunity to develop new products and services, using mobile network data alongside our proprietary technology.”

The move is the first since Amey was itself purchased by shareholders One Equity Partners (OEP) and Buckthorn. Adding the assets and employees of former British technology company Citi Logik to its ranks will enable the launch of a new capability to support Amey’s existing transport planning, intelligent mobility and place teams.

Amey invests in new mobile data capability

According to Gilbert, “This will allow us to provide our clients, the owners of critical national infrastructure, with ground-breaking analytics services, that will help create better and safer transport networks for the public and which, in turn, will support economic growth.”

Founded in 2012, Citi Logik worked on over 100 transport and urban planning projects in the UK and internationally, spanning the intelligent mobile, smarter cities, retail and advertising and built environment sectors. The company worked with clients such as Greater London Authority, Department for the Economy, Govia Thameslink and a host of local authorities.

Amey’s advisory and analytics offering already pioneers the use of data science for major infrastructure clients including Network Rail, National Highways and Transport for Wales. Looking ahead, Amey will deploy its new unit to harness insights on travel patterns from anonymous mobile phone data, and support transport planners make better informed, evidence-based decisions.

Meanwhile, Andy Milner, who re-joined Amey as Chief Executive at the start of 2023 following Amey’s acquisition by OEP and Buckthorn, is committed to further growing Amey’s capability to develop digitally supported infrastructure and operational solutions informed by data. It currently hosts some 11,000 professionals, across the UK.