SYSTRA strengthens its expertise in tunnels with the aquisition of the Italian company SWS
This acquisition positions SYSTRA as a leading global player in the field of tunnel design and reinforces its presence in Europe.
SYSTRA, the global engineering and consultancy leader in public transport and mobility solutions, announced October, 5 that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Italian engineering company SWS, specialised in the design of tunnels and underground structures. The acquisition strengthens SYSTRA’s expertise in the specialty domain, expands its presence in Italy, and its global market footprint in tunnel design and construction, particularly in Europe.
By acquiring SWS, SYSTRA confirms its ambition to be a world leader in tunnel and underground infrastructure engineering. The two companies are highly complementary: SYSTRA, leader in global railway and metro engineering, its core business, works throughout the world on the biggest railway and metro infrastructure projects. It also partners with construction companies on major road or railway bridge projects. SWS’s experience is more focused on large design and construction projects of tunnels and underground structures.
"We are delighted to welcome SWS’s talented team of underground and infrastructure engineering specialists to the Group. By combining the complementary expertise of our two companies in our Global Bridges and Tunnels Centre of Excellence, we will offer our clients a unique range of services in this field. This new acquisition of a technological jewel confirms our growth strategy to make SYSTRA the signature team for transportation infrastructure engineering."
PIERRE VERZAT, CHAIRMAN OF SYSTRA’S EXECUTIVE BOARD
"Many engineers from both companies have worked together in the past and I know that we share the same approach to technical excellence. Stronger together, our teams will offer exceptional expertise to our clients, guaranteeing the success of their projects, while keeping R&D in mind to allow us to stay ahead of the game."
PAOLO MAZZALAI, SYSTRA SWS’S CHAIRMAN
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