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The acquisition of Aperto adds architecture services as a new area of expertise to NIRAS. Aperto has huge experience with school projects like the new building of Långbrodalskolan.

NIRAS obtains architecture services from acquisition

The acquisition of Swedish Aperto Architects results in new services and strengthens NIRAS’ competences within contractor consulting services.

23. Aug 2017

NIRAS is buying the Swedish company Aperto Architects and Byggkonsulter AB. In this way NIRAS in strengthening its position as one of the leading consultant companies in Scandinavia with all services put under one roof. With the acquisition NIRAS is adding architecture services as a new area of expertise to the group. Simultaneously the acquisition of Aperto means that NIRAS’ competences within contractor consulting services in Sweden are strengthened.

Aperto was established in 2002 and has around 30 employees today. Like NIRAS Aperto works with interdisciplinary expert knowledge to ensure a coherent solution of assignments. Aperto has huge experience in working with schools, kindergartens, nursing homes and housing.

A good match

“In the spring we identified clear synergies through a number of concrete co-operations. We are going to harvest these synergies now that we will be living under the same roof. Together we will be a characteristically strong player. That results in more development opportunities for our employees, and we will gain a bigger width in our services for the benefit of our clients,” Christian Sandberg, CEO of NIRAS’ Swedish businesses, tells.

“The companies match each other well both professionally and culturally where the focus is on a holistic approach to the costumers’ vision and goal. Aperto has a long tradition in combining architecture with contractor consulting services and project management. In this new setting Aperto clients will have access to a broader field of expert knowledge within environment, energy, climate change, advice on leasing, infrastructure and social analysis. Simultaneously we become stronger as a company where our goal is to deliver solutions to the world of tomorrow with focus on people and sustainability,” Christian Sandberg tells.

Ambitions for whole Sweden

The founder of Aperto, Torgny Westerberg, will lead the new business unit and be responsible for the development in the Stockholm region.

“With NIRAS comes an even better opportunity to become an independent employer. Together we are stronger with the expanded areas of expertise, and we will be able to give our clients increased value in our services. I am looking forward to continue growing. My ambition is also to strengthen our remaining offices in Sweden with architecture services,” he tells.