Bundling strengths: Three Bilfinger units brought together under one roof

March 01, 2021

  • Full-service portfolio throughout the entire lifecycle of industrial plants reduces interfaces for customers
  • Greater customer proximity with about 3,000 employees at more than 40 locations in Germany

Bilfinger will be merging large parts of its service portfolio in Germany into one company. As leading German industrial services provider (source [in German]: Lünendonk), Bilfinger is combining its expertise in the various trades even more closely so that it can offer customers a complete range of services from a single source: from engineering and project execution to integrated services in maintenance and digitalization. Process industry customers can now easily and efficiently access the comprehensive knowledge of Bilfinger's experts through a single interface.

“We already work closely together in practice,” says Niklas Wiegand, Executive President Engineering & Maintenance Germany at Bilfinger. “We are now also shaping the organizational framework to further lower administrative hurdles and to create a strong and broadly-positioned partner with a comprehensive range of services for our customers.”

Bilfinger will initially merge Bilfinger Maintenance GmbH and Bilfinger Peters Engineering GmbH into one legal entity. The new company is named Bilfinger Engineering & Maintenance GmbH and was entered in the Commercial Register end of February, 2021. Bilfinger EMS GmbH will also be integrated at the beginning of 2022. With around 3,000 employees at over 40 locations in Germany, the new company will optimize Bilfinger's regional coverage and help it achieve an even greater customer proximity. The transfer of knowledge among the teams will also be facilitated, including in areas such as digitalization, so that customers at all locations will be able to draw on the full range of Bilfinger's expertise.

“As Bilfinger Engineering & Maintenance GmbH, we can offer our customers comprehensive services throughout the entire lifecycle of their plants,” says Niklas Wiegand. “Internally, the merger also allows us to further professionalize various functions – in sales and human resources, for example. At the same time, these moves help us increase our attractiveness as a strong employer with a wide range of development opportunities, thus securing highly qualified specialist personnel for the long term.”

Current customer relationships and contact persons will remain in place in the new company, as will the range of customized solutions from individual services to full-service or EPC contracts (Engineering, Procurement, Construction). Bilfinger Engineering & Maintenance GmbH's portfolio covers the entire lifecycle of industrial plants from consulting and engineering to plant construction, assembly, commissioning and maintenance and also includes turnarounds, modifications, expansions as well as the dismantling of plants. Scaffolding, insulation and corrosion protection can also be integrated through the colleagues of Bilfinger Arnholdt GmbH. 

Occupational safety is always a top priority for Bilfinger: Bilfinger Engineering & Maintenance GmbH companies recently achieved a benchmark of zero reportable work-related accidents in over 13 million working hours covering a period of more than three years.

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