Sweco acquires the Finnish engineering and architecture consultancy Optiplan
Sweco has signed an agreement with the construction company NCC Suomi Oy to acquire Optiplan Oy with approximately 150 employees. The acquisition strengthens Sweco’s expertise in the area of designing sustainable and energy efficient residential and non-residential buildings.
“I am very pleased that Optiplan will join Sweco and further strengthen our position in sustainable building design and architecture in Finland, and I would like to welcome our new colleagues to Sweco”, says Åsa Bergman President and CEO of Sweco.
Optiplan has approximately 150 experts in four cities: Helsinki, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. The company offers multidisciplinary engineering and architecture services focusing on designing sustainable and energy efficient housing and commercial real estate. The revenue of Optiplan during 2019 was EUR 13 million.
“Designing and engineering the sustainable societies and cities of tomorrow is key for Sweco and acquiring Optiplan will strengthen our competence in the area of sustainable and energy efficient buildings. I am very pleased that Optiplan’s architects and engineers will join Sweco, and I’m looking forward to working together”, says Markku Varis, President of Sweco Finland.
“The divestment of Optiplan is in line with NCC’s strategic direction focusing on the core of our construction operations. We are confident that Optiplan can better develop its offering as a part of Sweco. We are looking forward to continuing our cooperation with Optiplan and Sweco,” says Catarina Molén-Runnäs, Head of Business Area NCC Building Nordics.