Our Ethos

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“Our secret? Treat human beings as you would like to be treated”. These are the words of our founder and former chairman M.F. Kent and it is the core belief that has guided our growth ever since his family began trading in Ireland 100 years ago. It is still the guiding principle behind everything we do as a global business today.

Our clients, colleagues, communities, contractors, suppliers, shareholders and partners are all valuable members of our global family – and how we communicate, listen, nurture and respond to every one of them is the foundation of our continued growth.

Our Ethos... A Simple Recipe

 As Frank says: “The key to our success is the loyalty and dedication of our workforce.  Wonderful, hard working people. Treat human beings as you would like to be treated, create the right environment and give them the opportunity to develop their own talents”.

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We care

Our core belief of treating human beings as you would like to be treated guides everything we do for our clients, our contractors, our colleagues and the communities we work in across all four corners of the globe.

We deliver

What makes us special is that we fuse vast experience and knowledge, amassed over 100 years, with a personal touch, underpinned by family values, meaning we are a true partner for our clients wherever – and whenever – they need us most.

We nurture

People have always been at the heart of our business and today, more than ever, respect, empathy and care – for our clients, fellow colleagues and environment – are central to everything we do.

We respond

We combine our proud history with visionary forward thinking to create a culture that encourages every one of us to use our unique skills and strengths to strive to make a positive impact and achieve excellence. Together, our energised people are our power.

"At Kentech you’re not just a headcount, you’re a heart count. When the company says it will engage and empower its people, and reward talent - it does that."

Akhan Imangeliyev, Regional HSE Manager, Eurasia

"We are family, they are not just words. Kentech lets me be who I am. Here I am doing things I love and learning great deal. I like that we stand strongest, getting better, making progress together."

Ainamkoz Duiimbayeva, Recruitment Specialist


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.