Client consultancy and development consulting now also get local representation in Norway, and thus continues NIRAS to anchor our services locally in Norway
NIRAS has acquired a 51 percent stake in the Oslo company ENSI - Energy Saving International AS with an option to buy the remaining shares.
"We have an ambition to grow in Norway, and acquisitions is one way of achieving growth. It's wonderful that we have success with this," says Allan J. Christensen:
"ENSI gives us the possibility to offer to two additional areas of business in Norway with local representation, namely client consultancy and development consulting," he continues.
New possibilities for ENSI
ENSI is owned by the two founders, Trond Dahlsveen and Tor-Eigil Robertsen. They both continue in the company as employees and welcomes the opportunities that NIRAS-Gruppen provides ENSI.
"We are very small but nevertheless have a long and broad experience. NIRAS’ activities in development consulting and we complement each other very well, and in in client consultancy it will also be exciting to use NIRAS' experience and expertise," says Trond Dahlsveen.
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8 of ENSI's 11 employees work in the Norwegian office, located on Trondheimsveien in the northeast of Oslo. Of those, four with client consultancy and three with development consulting, with a focus on energy optimization. Furthermore, there is an administrative employee. ENSI also has an employee in Bulgaria and two employees in Russia, and these colleagues work with development consulting.
"The presence in Oslo is positive in terms of improving our focus on NORAD a major customer," says Tor Lundström, Business Unit Director for NIC, with a reference to the Norwegian aid organization.
"At the same time, the presence in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and in Central Asia helps strengthen us through the expertise, networks.
At the same time, the acquisition of ENSI strengthens NIRAS’ position in client consultancy in Norway. "We are a Scandinavian client consultancy. ENSI is important for us in Norway and gives us additional possibilities when bidding on public contracts and versus the private customer segment. At the same time we want to increase staffing in Norway further," says Anders Kirk Christoffersen, Business Unit Director for client consultancy.
More acquisitions on the wish list
Allan J. Christensen explains that NIRAS' ambitions for acquisition-based growth in Norway does not stop with the acquisition of ENSI.
NIRAS established them in Norway in 2012 through the acquisitions of SMI and Promitek.