Ramboll acquires British core competence within high-rise buildings
Ramboll has just signed a purchase agreement with the British engineering design company whitbybird which employs more than 650 people working from offices in the UK and in Italy, the United Arab Emirates and India. Whitbybird has leading-edge know-how within high-rise buildings and is a very reputable company in the UK having received numerous distinctions for innovation and working environment.
”The acquisition of whitbybird is a natural consequence of Ramboll’s strategy for growth. One of our goals is to expand our competence portfolio through strategic acquisition of know-how. This enables us to offer total solutions to our customers on a larger scale than before. Spearhead competence within the rapidly growing global market for high-rise buildings has now become part of Ramboll. With the purchase of whitbybird we have obtained a strong representation in the UK and we have also strengthened Ramboll’s presence in the Middle East and India”, says Group CEO Flemming Bligaard Pedersen.
The Ramboll Group, which after the acquisition of whitbybird, employs more than 6000 people in Northern Europe, the Middle- and Far East has positive experiences from growth through mergers and acquisitions. In 2003 the company doubled its size through acquisitions in the Nordic countries. This initiative has been considered successful by everyone in the business and today it forms the basis for Ramboll’s strong market position.
”It is our experience that if we prepare well and make efforts to secure alignment of values and organisational culture before the acquisition and if the following integration process is characterised by openness and empowerment, we have every chance of success”, ends Flemming Bligaard Pedersen.
For further information:
Group CEO Flemming Bligaard Pedersen telephone +45 4598 6000
Group CBDO Beate W. Bentzen Telephone +45 4598 6026