International facilities management provider Servest has acquired the Aktrion Group, a specialist in the provision of bespoke manufacturing support services, to further its growth and diversification strategy. The acquisition now sees the Group’s annual turnover increase to in excess of £1 billion globally.
Aktrion is an international business and manufacturing support services provider, running critical parts of clients’ operations on a contract outsourced basis.
Servest’s interest in Aktrion stems from the higher value-added and specialist services that the provider offers. Servest’s global reach is also enhanced, building on the joint venture with Atalian and its stake in technology business Getronics, with the global platform that Aktrion brings to Servest through its dedicated automotive business.
The transaction will enable Servest to play a leading role in the global manufacturing market, enabling further development of integrated solutions. This will ensure that Servest can continue to drive and deliver optimum performance to its growing client base.
“Through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth, Aktrion has successfully developed a worldwide business, with a strong presence in printing, automotive, food and transport sectors, supporting its blue chip client base,” said Rob Legge, group CEO at Servest.
“This acquisition will therefore enable Servest to gain a larger footprint in these sectors, and will allow us to increase our presence in Europe – as we will now operate across 10 European countries. The demand for complex, integrated solutions will ensure our growth will continue to accelerate moving forward. It’s an exciting time for our colleagues and our customers.”
Ben Pearson, Aktrion’s chairman said: “We firmly believe this is a positive move for Aktrion – one that will really allow the group to prosper and develop.
“Our commitment to delivering operational excellence and building long-term relationships mirrors Servest’s ethos, so this is a great cultural fit and we’re really excited to offer existing customers the chance to benefit from Servest’s solutions.
“With the senior management team remaining in the business, we’re all really looking forward to what the future holds.”
Servest is a leading facilities management provider, employing more than 50,000 people globally.
Servest prides itself on its transparent, innovative, partnership approach. It self-delivers value-for-money bespoke solutions to clients across all sectors, including retail, leisure, public, healthcare, education, commercial, construction, transport and logistics. Servest offers specialist services which can be bundled or integrated to suit clients’ needs.
The integrated FM company operates internationally, with corporate head offices based in Bury St Edmunds, UK, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
The company takes an active role in the worldwide facilities management community and is a member of various associations and confederations.
About Aktrion Group
Aktrion Group (www.aktrion.com) is a specialist in the provision of bespoke manufacturing support services to manage and run critical operations principally within its blue chip client base in the printing, automotive, food and transport sectors.
Headquartered in the UK, Aktrion operates across 10 countries in Europe and has joint ventures in China, India and North and South America.