Rejlers grows in defence and security with the acquisition of Pondra
Rejlers has today signed an agreement to acquire the technology consultancy company Pondra AB, which is part of the IT group Empir Group AB. The acquisition is part of Rejlers’ growth strategy and means that the company is strengthening its range in the business area Defence and Security. Pondra AB has 18 employees who have extensive experience in defence and public safety, in both the public and private sectors. The acquisition also includes 40 per cent ownership of NESP (Network Enabling System Partner AB).
“We are now strengthening our range in defence and security, while at the same time giving customers the opportunity to benefit from all of Rejler's widespread expertise. The ownership of NESP is also important to us and we look forward to supporting the development of the Swedish Armed forces and FMV,” says Jaime Rico, head of the Defence and Security business area at Rejlers.
The Swedish defence and security sector will be making significant investments over the next ten years and Rejlers is now taking a significant step into the area, where new laws, rules and regulations are placing ever higher demands on stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. Rejlers offers widespread expertise in high-quality services for business development, project management, technical procurement support and technical system development. After the acquisition, Pondra AB becomes part of Rejlers' Defence and Security business area, which has around thirty employees.
“We see great potential for development and it is our aim to double the number of employees in Defence and Security within three years and establish ourselves in yet another market, in line with Rejlers’ overall strategy,” says Jaime Rico.
“Pondra will become part of a major technical consultancy company with operations in a number of related areas, which will be positive for both Pondra’s customers and its employees. Given Pondra’s important role in the defence and public safety sector, we also feel confident in handing over the baton to a company that is involved for the long term and is also Swedish owned,” says Torbjörn Skog of Empir Group AB.
The company operates in defence and public safety in the public sector, as well as product development organisations in the fields of energy, telecommunications, transport/infrastructure and medical technology. Pondra has technical consultants with very extensive experience of complex systems and solutions in defence and the private and public sectors. The company was founded in 1993 and has been part of the IT group Empir Group AB since 2017.
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Rejlers is one of the leading engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region. With our vision “Home of the learning minds” as a beacon, we create a platform for continuous learning, development and growth. Increased learning that creates added value for both customers and employees. We have nearly 2000 dedicated experts with cutting-edge expertise in technology areas such as energy, industry, infrastructure, real estate and telecom. We are close to our customers and are represented in a total of 70 locations in Sweden, Finland and Norway. In 2018, the company had a turnover of 2.4 billion SEK and its class B share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.