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Sweco preparing to buy companies in Germany and Belgium

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Engineering consulting company Sweco has entered into agreements to acquire three European companies, one of which has specialist competencies in areas including transport. 

The company is preparing to acquire in Germany is Götzelmann + Partner, while the two companies it has agreed to buy in Belgium are Planet Engineering and Nexilis.

All three are in the civil engineering sector.

Planet Engineering is said to have “deep expertise” in structural engineering in concrete or steel for buildings, industrial construction and civil engineering.

Nexilis is an engineering consultancy focusing on building service systems and is best known for its participation in steering and advisory councils of Flemish and European research projects.

Åsa Bergman, president and CEO of Sweco, says, “The acquisitions in Belgium and Germany are in line with the Sweco strategy to strengthen our positions in our local markets.

“We are very happy to welcome the employees of Planet Engineering, Nexilis and Götzelmann + Partner to Sweco.”

Erwin Malcorps, managing director of Sweco Belgium, says: “With these aquisitions, we further strengthen our expertise in the field of buildings and infrastructure.

“The entrepreneurial strength, the disciplines and the portfolio make us as a good match.”

The Swedish company employs around 15,000 people and has revenue of almost 2 billion euros a year.

 
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