BKW Energie AG

Acquisition of Aicher, De Martin, Zweng AG
BKW boosts building technology planning (PHOTO)

Bern (ots) - BKW has acquired Aicher, De Martin, Zweng AG (ADZ), a leading building technology planning firm. In doing so, it is expanding its presence in this area throughout German-speaking Switzerland. With ADZ and ahochn in its portfolio, BKW is now one of the largest planning consultancies in the Swiss building technology sector.

BKW aims to offer its customers comprehensive and integrated services. This is why it continues to systematically promote the expansion of building technology planning. The acquisition of ADZ will make a key contribution in this area. The company is active in the planning of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), as well as in the areas of building automation, laboratory planning, energy and sustainability and plant-specific fire protection.

The planning firm, with offices in Lucerne, Basel and Zurich, works on demanding building technology projects throughout German-speaking Switzerland. For example, ADZ planned the entire HVAC technology and building automation for the Swissporarena in Lucerne and also coordinated the building technology for this project. The company was also commissioned to carry out the HVAC planning and to coordinate the building technology for the Sihlcity shopping centre in Zurich.

ADZ has built up extensive expertise in building technology planning over four decades. It currently employs a total of 60 staff at its head office in Lucerne and at its subsidiaries in Basel and Zurich. Over the past few years the company has generated annual revenue in the lower double digit millions. ADZ is owner-managed and will continue to be operated as an independent company.

"Being integrated into a larger structure gives us additional security and is also a chance to continually develop," says Michael De Martin, Chairman of the Board of Directors at ADZ, talking about becoming part of the BKW Group. Renato Sturani, member of the BKW Executive Board, is also pleased about the new addition: "ADZ's expertise and fields of activity optimally complement the BKW family and ahochn's broad existing building technology portfolio. At BKW we now have an extensive service offering in this important area."


The BKW Group is an international energy and infrastructure company employing over 4,000 people and is headquartered in Bern. The diversity of the company's expertise allows it to offer its customers a full range of tailored services. The Group plans, builds and operates infrastructure to produce and supply energy to businesses, households and the public sector. The BKW Group offers a wide range of services, from building technologies, infrastructure engineering and digital business models for renewable energies to traditional multi-utility infrastructure services.

The registered shares of BKW AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the BX Berne eXchange.


Aicher, De Martin, Zweng AG (ADZ) works on demanding building technology projects throughout German-speaking Switzerland. Its core expertise is in the planning of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building automation, laboratory planning, energy and sustainability, as well as plant-specific fire protection. In collaboration with its partners, ADZ covers the whole field of building technology. ADZ is a service provider offering its customers state-of-the-art infrastructure. The professional planning team possess the necessary expertise to design systems that are cost effective, environmentally friendly and optimally aligned with the needs of building owners.


Sabrina Schellenberg
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