Breda, 19 February 2016 – SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, announces that it has acquired the company GPE Technical Services B.V. on 16 February 2016. The acquisition allows SPIE Nederland to broaden its range of services relating to the inspection and optimisation of steam systems.
GPE Technical Services specialises in steam and condensate systems. Since 1997, the firm has been internationally active in various sectors where steam plays a key role in the production process. This firm which is located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the south of The Netherlands and employs 7 people generated in 2014 a turnover of €1.3 million.
For a number of years now, SPIE has focused on innovation within energy-saving projects. GPE’s knowledge and expertise will enable SPIE to provide even better services to its existing clients, by significantly increasing the efficiency of their energy systems.
GPE is thus working on the controlling of 6.000 condensation traps for a petrochemical plant in the Europoort area in Rotterdam. The experts of GPE perform measurements and carry out the maintenance of condensation traps and are able to detect sources of potential energy loss.
Ard van Toledo, Manager Sales & Business Development of the Industry services department of SPIE Nederland, is pleased with the acquisition: “The acquisition of GPE allows us to create added value in the field of energy conservation – specifically within our present business. This connects very well to SPIE’s ambition to continue innovating within energy-saving projects, and to keep seeking opportunities within the client’s facilities to increase the energy efficiency of its steam systems.”
GPE’s owner Ton Peters will continue to play an active role at SPIE. “I am delighted that we complement the SPIE group. Being part of SPIE tremendously strengthens our impact and customer proposition, and will enable us to successfully realise larger-scale projects.”