SPIE acquires AGIS Fire and Security Group

Published on 01 September 2016

Market position strengthening in Central Europe and expansion of competences in the area of fire protection, security and building technology solutions.

Essen, September 1st, 2016 – On August 31th, 2016, following the approval by the local antitrust authorities, SPIE GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of the SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has finalized the acquisition of AGIS Fire and Security Group (“AGIS”) from a privately-held company owned by Sebastien Kiekert Le Moult. With this acquisition, SPIE strengthens its geographical footprint mainly in Poland and Hungary, thus further growing its “Germany and Central Europe” segment.

Headquartered in Warsaw, AGIS has been active in its markets for about 40 years and provides all services from consultancy, conception and design, through to installation and servicing of fire protection, security and building technology solutions mainly in Poland and Hungary. With about 200 employees, AGIS generated total revenues of 28 million Euros in fiscal year 2015.

Markus Holzke, Managing Director of SPIE GmbH, declares: “We warmly welcome our new colleagues. With the acquisition of AGIS, we are taking a further step in the development of our Germany and Central Europe segment. In line with our strategy, this targeted acquisition allows us to strengthen our local presence and to expand our array of competences, in the area of services where AGIS is a recognized leading player.”

Łukasz Nowiński, CEO of AGIS and Managing Director of AGIS Fire & Security Sp. z o.o. in Poland, adds: “We see SPIE as the perfect strategic partner with whom we can further expand AGIS’ business while benefiting from mutual synergies. Together, in particular with regard to SPIE’s strong footprint in the area of technical facility management in Poland, we can offer a comprehensive service spectrum and profound technical competence to our clients.”

Sebastien Kiekert Le Moult, Chairman, stated: “Since acquiring AGIS in 2010, with the help of all the team members and its management, we have fundamentally transformed the company to make it a leading solution provider in security, fire protection and building technologies. With SPIE, we believe that we have found the best possible partner for AGIS to lead the company towards the next phase of its growth. We wish AGIS and its incredible team all the best for the future”.