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SWECO acquires GIS consulting company

May 3, 2007 | Press release

SWECO Position has signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish GIS consulting company SWEGIS, a total supplier of software and services for Geographic Information Systems.

The acquisition will further strengthen SWECO Position’s offering in the Swedish consulting market for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). SWECO Position is currently Sweden’s leading independent provider of geographic IT solutions.

“This represents an important step in our development that will allow us to advance our position in western Sweden. The acquisition will also provide valuable experience and expertise in several key areas, particularly applications development,” says Jan Zakariasson, Managing Director of SWECO Position.

SWEGIS was established in 1997 and has an annual turnover of more than EUR 766,000. The company has 7 employees and works out of offices in Gothenburg. The clients include organisations such as the Church of Sweden, Västra Götaland County Council, the National Road Administration, Värmlandstrafiken and a number of Swedish municipalities. The company is also involved in several interesting development projects in Norway.

”We are very pleased to be joining the SWECO team. There are many advantages in being part of a large and growing company. Among other things, this will give us the opportunity to develop even more competitive solutions,” says Mikael Elmquist, Managing Director of SWEGIS.

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