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BKW acquires ahochn
BKW enters building technology planning market
Bern (ots) - BKW has acquired the antec group ag in Rotkreuz, one of Switzerland's leading building technology planning groups. In doing so, it is closing the last gap in the complete value chain for building technology services. The 40 highly specialised employees working under the ahochn brand will help to strengthen BKW's know-how and experience in this field.
With its two operating companies, ahochn AG in Dübendorf (ZH) und ahochn AG in Rotkreuz (ZG), the antec group has become one of Switzerland's leading planning groups in the field of building technology since it was set up in 2006. ahochn is a professional full service provider for everything to do with buildings and energy and offers its customers innovative building technology solutions that are not only economical and environmentally friendly, but also functional, reliable, flexible and sustainable. This is demonstrated for example by projects such as the Allianz high-rise building in Wallisellen, the new major research facility at the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Mall of Switzerland, which is currently under construction and which is set to be Central Switzerland's largest shopping centre.
"We would like to welcome Fabio Cella, his partners and employees to the BKW family" says Renato Sturani, member of the BKW Executive Board. "Together, BKW and ahochn will be able to offer customers complete solutions covering energy consulting, design and engineering, right up to project implementation in the field of building energy efficiency. Given the increasing complexity due to the interaction of new technologies, this will open up new market opportunities for both BKW and ahochn."
This acquisition marks a further important step for BKW in the implementation of its strategy to become Switzerland's leading energy and infrastructure service provider. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value.
BKW AG is an international energy and infrastructure business headquartered in Bern. Together with its subsidiaries, the company currently employs some 4,000 people. The diversity of the company's expertise allows it to offer a full range of tailored services to customers throughout Switzerland. It plans, builds and operates infrastructure to produce and supply energy for businesses, households and the public sector. The BKW's distribution grid, the largest in Switzerland, provides one million people with a reliable supply of power around the clock. BKW has a strong sense of social responsibility. Alongside its investment in renewable energy, it seeks to make efficient use of resources and is involved in research programmes to develop innovative technologies to support a sustainable, secure future for the supply infrastructure.
The registered shares of BKW AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the BX Berne eXchange.
ahochn AG is the professional full service provider for building technology and energy and is responsible for outstanding nationally and internationally renowned projects. As interdisciplinary engineers, we combine innovative technical expertise with an in-depth understanding of projects, from the first sketch plans throughout a building's entire lifecycle. We always focus on consultative dialogue and the subsequent operational requirements of a property. This results in economical and environmentally friendly building technology solutions that are highly functional, available, reliable, flexible to use and sustainable.
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