NIRAS has high ambitions for growth after merger

Date: 07/06/2017

The merger between ALECTIA and NIRAS creates a Scandinavian consultancy that is stronger and offers all services under one roof. This means new and distinctive ambitions for further growth in selected service lines, says Carsten Toft Boesen, CEO.

The merger between NIRAS and ALECTIA is now complete. The new NIRAS is now a stronger Scandinavian consultancy with 2,100 employees and global ambitions for its core areas of expertise.

The merger brings new opportunities for clients and employees in every area of NIRAS’ business. More service lines and an even wider field of expertise opens the door to new and more comprehensive solutions for existing clients and for offering services to new clients and new markets.

NIRAS is one of the market leaders in Denmark within such fields as construction, renewable energy, process industry, as well as the environment, water and utilities industries, among others.  NIRAS also has great ambitions for further growth in all areas in Norway and Sweden, where the company already has a solid foundation.

“The goal is to generate three-figure million growth by 2020. We see this growth coming from within the hospital and process industries Sweden and Norway, the Food & Beverage industry in selected developing countries, and not least through increased cooperation with key customers,” says Carsten Toft Boesen, CEO of NIRAS. He adds: “Our professional areas are now even stronger. This gives our clients access to more services and more comprehensive expertise all under one roof. Our increased geographical coverage will significantly strengthen our position in our markets. It will strengthen our competitiveness and position as a leading consultancy firm for construction and industry,” he states.

The workplace of the future
The merger is also beneficial to company employees.

With its 2,100 employees, NIRAS is now a company with even greater scope for the development of specialists who will have the best possible career opportunities. And this is something which is required now, and in the future, as competition to attract and retain skilled employees gets harder. “Our companies are a great match, both professionally, geographically and culturally, since both are the result of years of experience and proud professional engineering traditions. Many of our employees have worked for both companies, and others already know each other from past projects. We will continue to build the new company on common features such as strong professionalism, loyalty, commitment and a flat hierarchy guaranteeing the ability to act,” says Carsten Toft Boesen.

Furthermore, the keyword ‘sustainability’ features in the core values of both companies. “We use our expertise to create sustainable solutions for our clients, that in turn contribute to the vast majority of the 17 UN goals for sustainable development,” says Carsten Toft Boesen.

Muscles for further growth
The merger is now also completed at fund level. This ensures that NIRAS has full financial strength to invest in further growth.