Imtech acquires the Norwegian activities of technical services provider Elajo
René van der Bruggen, Imtech CEO: 'With the acquisition of NEA in June 2010, we secured a 38% interest in electrical services provider Elajo Invest AB, which is active in Sweden and Norway. We are now acquiring the remaining stake in Elajo's Norwegian activities in the Oslo region, where we are already a strong player in the field of mechanical services. The acquisition will enable us to add electrical services to our services portfolio. Imtech is now in a position - in accordance with the Imtech approach - to provide multidisciplinary technical services in Oslo and the surrounding area, and this will help us achieve further growth. The acquisition is in keeping with our 2015 strategic growth plan to further expand our existing positions in Europe, including those in Norway.'
Profile of Elajo's Norwegian activities
The history of Elajo Installasjon dates back to 1892. The company is based in Økern in Oslo and specialises in the provision of electrical services, including solutions in the fields of security, energy, mobility, technical automation and other electrical systems. Elajo also enjoys a strong market position in telecommunications, and has customers in both the private and public sectors. Around 60% of the company's activities concern technical maintenance and management, while 40% are related to technical new construction and new build technical activities. Important reference projects in the Oslo region are the technological renovation of a large office building of the University of Oslo, a new care hotel that is linked to the Radiumhospitalet hospital and the sustainable new building of the Norwegian tax authorities.
The acquisition is subject to the approval of the Norwegian competition authority.
In February this year, Imtech acquired Unireg in Norway, which specialises in software (building automation) and energy technology with specific services and competencies in the field of intelligent 'green' buildings and 'green' technical infrastructure.
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Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical engineering, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical engineering. With approximately 26,000 employees, Imtech achieves annual revenue of around 4.5 billion euro. Imtech holds strong positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain, the European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In total Imtech serves 21,000 customers. Imtech offers added value with integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society, for example in the areas of energy, the environment, water and mobility. Imtech shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange Amsterdam, where Imtech is included in the Midkap Index. Imtech shares are also included in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 index.