November 14th the Dutch company Shield Group International became the new owner of NorKjemi AS. NorKjemi is currently the leading legionella control and energy optimization company in Norway. NorKjemi has experienced significant growth in recent years and has invested heavily in the development of digital tools in addition to quality driven, services and expertise, unique in the industry.
NorKjemi wanted to ensure the company’s strategy, future and objectives to be the market leader in legionella control and energy optimization for now and in the future. Shield Group International is the company who will help Norkjemi with these objectives. This step suits both companies strategies very well because Shield wants to have full coverage in the Scandinavian market after their step stone through their Danish company and NorKjemi is now ready for further steps. Shield Group International is an internationally operating and European based group of companies in the field of Testing, Inspection and Consultancy on Hazardous Materials, Microbiological hazards, Hazardous situations and sustainability issues.
NorKjemi and its management are very glad with this opportunity and look forward to an exciting future and development of the company, says Eivind Hesjadalen (Managing director of NorKjemi). “We see NorKjemi as a future-oriented and professional consultancy company with very talented, high skilled and experienced staff. This partnership provides NorKjemi with increased knowledge of the European market, additional competences and additional fields of expertise to help our clients even better.”
Hans van der Wart, CEO of Shield Group International: “We are very excited about NorKjemi becoming part of our group because we first of all want to have full coverage in Scandinavia and therefor this acquisition fits our strategy. Secondly we admire the growth path of the company and their expertise and knowledge in the field of legionella control which fits with our services portfolio in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Finally by acquiring Norkjemi we added new services, in the field of Energy optimization, to our portfolio as well and our current customers will benefit from this as well in the future.”
NorKjemi was established in 2005 and currently has service agreements for approximately 500 buildings across the country. NorKjemi’s growth in the last year was over 20 %, showing the development the company is in and their potential.
There were several potential buyers interested in NorKjemi but NorKjemi management believes Shield Group is the right player for their continued efforts and securing the future. “The interest in our company made us of course very proud and it confirmed that we have succeeded in our services model and high quality.”, says Eivind Hesjadalen. “Myself and the Management team are looking forward to working with the Shield Group - management.”
The clients of NorKjemi will not notice any changes in ownership because all operations will resume as normal. All retain their contact person as before. In the long term NorKjemi will offer even more services for the benefit of customers.
For more information on NorKjemi: http://www.norkjemi.no/
Facts for Shield Group International:
- Shield Group is an internationally operating e - TIC company, specialized in testing, inspection and consultancy services
- Shield Group are experts in the fields of: asbestos, ceramic fibers, hazardous materials (f.e. pcb’s), hazardous substances, legionella, food safety, microbiological organisms, indoor climate, fire safety, industrial hygiene, air emissions and situations that are potentially dangerous to human health or harm the environment
- Shield Group combines their services with training & education and data services in risk management and compliance
- Shield Group has over 800 employees
- In addition to the Netherlands, Shield Group has companies in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Denmark, England, Scotland and Spain
- For more information: www.shield-group.eu