Insituform takes a big step in Scandinavia
Aegion Corporation Acquires Berotech A/S
SAINT LOUIS, MO., March 27, 2017 - Aegion Corporation (“Aegion” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq Global Select Market: AEGN) “Aegion Corporation today announced that it has acquired Berotech A/S from Munck Group” .
As part of Aegion Corporation, Insituform Technologies is a global leader in the production and installation of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) systems, a trenchless cost-effective alternative for the renovation of sewer systems and pressure pipe systems for water and industrial use.
Since 2001, Berotech has grown to become one of the key installation companies for CIPP systems in Denmark. Insituform is also one of the major CIPP players in Denmark and the two companies will now join forces. Frank Firsching, President of Aegion’s Infrastructure Solutions platform, said, “We consider the acquisition of Berotech as a well-fitting expansion of the current operations in Scandinavia. Berotech brings in a great team of CIPP installation experts, a broader scope of services to their customers and its location in Haderslev allows us to cover an additional geographic area of Denmark.”
Maarten Kool, Aegion’s Managing Director for Europe, said, “Berotech’s market position in Sweden, combined with Insituform’s existing base near Copenhagen, will allow us to integrate the production of CIPP systems and pool world-wide resources in R&D. We are excited about our increased ability to provide our solutions to customers in this area. In addition, Munck and Insituform each have an attractive portfolio of installation and construction capabilities and intend to strengthen their cooperation in the Danish market. We anticipate this will result in further improved service for our customers.”
Berotech was previously part of Munck Group, a Denmark-based leading general contractor active in a broad portfolio of engineering and construction activities, since 2016. Mr. Kool continued, “Munck’s decision to sell Berotech to Aegion was based on its belief that Berotech will be able to grow faster as part of Aegion Corporation and Insituform, a global leader in CIPP.”
About Aegion (NASDAQ: AEGN)
Aegion combines innovative technologies with market-leading expertise to maintain, rehabilitate and strengthen infrastructure around the world. Since 1971, the Company has played a pioneering role in finding transformational solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. Aegion also maintains the efficient operation of refineries and other industrial facilities and provides innovative solutions for the strengthening of buildings, bridges and other structures. Aegion is committed to Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure.®
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