Bilfinger Berger strengthens industrial services

September 09, 2011

September 9, 2011

Bilfinger Berger strengthens industrial services

Bilfinger Berger has expanded its product offering in the field of industrial services with a further acquisition: The Group has acquired Alpha Mess-Steuer-Regeltechnik GmbH in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, a provider of extensive electro-technical services primarily for the gas industry, the chemicals sector and utilities. With 120 employees, the company has an annual output volume of €17 million and was previously owned by Funkwerk AG. The two parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction remains subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

Alpha specializes in instrumentation, automation and electro-technology and offers design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance as well as a comprehensive range of services. Its clients include renowned companies such as E.ON, RWE, BASF, DOW and Linde. Alpha’s most important market is Germany, although it has recently carried out projects in Asia, Russia and South America.

With this acquisition, Bilfinger Berger Industrial Services strengthens its position in the electrical, measuring and control technology field, especially in the gas industry as well as in the chemical, petrochemical and metallurgical industries. Bilfinger Berger already counts all of the major international oil and gas companies among its clients, and maintains numerous offshore drilling and processing plants as well as refineries and gas liquefaction plants in Europe and North America.

In the context of expanding its services activities, Bilfinger Berger recently strengthened its Building and Facility Services business segment in the field of water technology with the acquisition of Diemme, an internationally leading filter technology company.