Sweco signed an agreement to acquire the rail infrastructure engineering and consulting services business from NRC Group. With this acquisition, Sweco becomes full-service railway design expert in Finland, and reinforces its position as a leading railway design expert in Northern Europe with more than 1,200 rail and light rail professionals.
In Finland the company will provide full-service range to railway and light railway customers. “Increasing railway transport is one of the key actions to prevent the climate change in and between urban areas, and Sweco is strongly involved in this development as an expert and trusted advisor of sustainable urban planning,” Markku Varis, President of Sweco Finland, said.
The acquisition brings 320 new railway design experts to Sweco, located in Finland and Sweden. In Finland, Sweco takes a market leading position within railway design engineering and becomes one of the largest players in the market in the fields of infrastructure, mobility and urban planning.
“With the acquisition we strengthen our offering in a segment with large investment needs and a strong market. There is an excellent match of competences and I am happy and proud to welcome all of our new colleagues to Sweco,” Åsa Bergman, CEO of Sweco, said.