Acquires companies Kjelsberg Transport in Trondheim (N) and GJ & Son in Ulricehamn, Västergötland (S).
Norva24 acquires companies Kjelsberg Transport in Trondheim (N) and GJ & Son in Ulricehamn, Västergötland (S). Both companies have a strong local position within the Underground Infrastructure Maintenance (UIM) industry. With the two acquisitions Norva24 add 2 branches and reaches in total 50 branches. – «It has long been on our wish list to expand into both Trondheim and Västergötland. With Kjelsberg Transport and GJ & Son we are welcoming two wellrun companies to the Norva24 family», says Group CEO, Henrik Damgaard.
Kjelsberg Transport and GJ & Son are both family run companies with a long history within the industry. «Our family has owned the company for almost 50 years, and choosing to become part of Norva24 was a natural next step for us. Being part of Norva24 gives us many benefits such as knowledge sharing and serving larger customers in collaboration with other Norva24 branches», says managing director of GJ & Son Patrik Petterson.
«We have always been focused at finding the best solutions for our customers and deliver the best service; we share this approach with Norva24», says managing director of Kjelsberg Transport, Svein Idar Kjelsberg.
Norva24 is today the undisputed category leader in the highly fragmented UIM services market in Northern Europe, and the company has high ambitions. Group CEO Henrik Damgaard comments: «We want to become a clear European market leader and lighthouse in the Underground Infrastructure Maintenance industry. For this reason we are constantly seeking to strengthen our market position both through acquisitions and organic growth. With the two acquisitions we add two branches, and we are now in total represented with 50 branches in Norway, Sweden, Germany and Denmark».
Norva24 is the undisputed category leader in the highly fragmented UIM services market in Northern Europe, with leading position in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Service offering includes mission-critical and non-discretionary maintenance services for underground infrastructure (“UIM”), such as pressure washing, emptying services, pipe inspection and relining. Norva24’s vision is to become a lighthouse in the development of the UIM industry in Europe through green initiatives, ESG reporting and IoT solutions. Norva24 has revenues of close to NOK 2 billion and employs approx. 1 200 employees.
About Kjelsberg Transport
Established 1976 and owned by Svein Idar Kjelsberg. Located in Melhus close to Trondheim (Norway) and has 17 employees.
About GJ & Son
Established 1974 and owned by Patrik Petersson and Fredrik Johansson. Located in Ulricehamn (Sweden) and has 12 employees.