Apleona acquires Combined Technical Solutions


Apleona, a European market leader in integrated facilities management, has acquired Combined Technical Solutions (CTS), a London and Manchester-based multi-technical facilities management services provider with proven mechanical and electrical capabilities and well-diversified professional services clientele.

The acquisition is the latest step in the company’s growth strategy in the UK and strengthens Apleona’s position as an integrated facilities manager.

CTS was established in 1999 and has over 180 employees. The company provides a full range of M&E services to a series of flagship and Tier 1 corporate buildings in London and Manchester. Its client portfolio includes leading financial and legal services firms, as well as iconic London buildings.

Apleona UK, which employs over 1,060 people, is an established MFI service provider, with clients in public and private sector organizations including life sciences, manufacturing, insurance and finance, offices commercial, professional services and educational institutions. The acquisition of CTS will further enhance the company’s technical self-delivery capability and strengthen its presence in the UK FM market.

Commenting on the acquisition, James Thoden van Velzen, CEO of Apleona Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted to welcome the CTS team and customers to Apleona UK. This represents a significant milestone in the growth of our business and marks the start of an exciting chapter for Apleona UK. Together with our existing relationships, this acquisition will allow us to further enhance our technical FM expertise, while expanding our client portfolio in London and parts of the UK.

Bryan McLaggan, Director of CTS said: “We are delighted to bring the CTS brand under the Apleona UK banner. This acquisition provides both companies with the potential to explore new opportunities in all of the industries we serve. Apleona UK’s investment, combined with its strong track record, will strengthen our core offering and further define our footprint in the workplaces and facilities sector.

Apleona CEO Dr. Jochen Keysberg commented: “Following Siemens SGS in Austria and FM Solutions in Poland, the successful majority acquisition of CTS in the UK within a few months represents another attractive complementary acquisition that will be important to our overall growth and represents an ideal complement to our respective national company. in terms of regional coverage and service portfolio. In addition to our strong organic growth with our new and existing customers and our offerings of active support for ESG and energy saving strategies in existing buildings, these acquisitions will enable us to continue to support the dynamic development of the Apleona group.

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