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Imtech: strong growth in Swedish care market, 60 million euro new orders
René van der Bruggen, CEO Imtech: 'Technology is becoming increasingly important in health care. The care sector is facing the challenge of an increasing demand for health care services due to an aging population, while at the same time there is a need to operate more efficient and less expensive. Integration of all technological solutions (the combination of electrical solutions, ICT - information and communication technology - and mechanical solutions) is Imtech's answer to this problem. In addition, there is a growing demand for technical quality. After all, the care market increasingly requires specific technology that satisfies the strictest hygiene and safety standards. In Sweden, Imtech as a professional technology partner is able to provide an effective response.'
New orders in Swedish care sector
The position of Imtech in the Swedish care sector has been strengthened significantly. By bundling services and activities Imtech is able more and more to act as a multidisciplinary technology partner. Moreover, Imtech has specific competences in the field of energy efficiency. The demand for energy-efficient technology services with the highest standards of hygiene and safety is increasing. The care sector is also characterized by a trend of upgrading and renovation. Especially the Swedish government invests in the modernisation of hospitals. Imtech is able to respond effectively to this and has recently obtained a large number of orders.
The largest order is the expansion of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. Commissioned by Skanska Healthcare and the Stockholm County Council (SCC), Imtech will build an innovative distribution system for use of (special) medical gases. In addition, specific energyefficient solutions for heating and cooling are supplied, as well as a high-tech sustainable drainage system for the nine-story parking garage.
Other orders are the multidisciplinary technology solutions in a medical clinic in Lund, the technological renovation and upgrading of the Falun Hospital, a technological upgrade of the intensive care unit and a new burns center at the University Hospital of Uppsala, parts of the technical infrastructure in hospitals in Karlstad, Kalmar, Oskarshamn and Västervik and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.
Strong European player in care market
In the European care market for technology solutions Imtech is not only strong player in Sweden, but also in Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, the UK, Spain and Poland. According to the growth strategy 2015 Imtech will further strengthen this position.
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