Emc Talotekniikka acquires Arealtec Oy

Current topics / Friday 02.12.2011

EMC Talotekniikka Oy is increasing and reinforcing its expertise in energy efficiency technologies for buildings by acquiring Arealtec Oy. The automation and system technology expertise of Arealtec will provide effective support in meeting the growing requirement of buildings and customers to operate these systems and manage them according to need.

Arealtec Oy was established in 1994. The company has a permanent staff of 41 employees and operates on two sites in Vantaa and Hyvinkää. Its projected turnover for 2011 is EUR 5.6 million.

Arealtec Oy will continue operating as an independent enterprise under Managing Director Kari Kumpulainen, a founder-proprietor of the company. The other previous owners, Vesa Kallinen, Jarkko Turunen, Jari Husu, Timo Jääskeläinen and Timo Ruoho, and the rest of the company’s staff will continue working for the company as before.

Between them Kumpulainen and Deputy Managing Director Kallinen have more than 50 years of experience working with various systems and products in the building automation business.

Kari Kumpulainen believes that EMC Talotekniikka Oy will provide new and stimulating business opportunities for Arealtec Oy to respond to the growing need of building owners to implement challenging comprehensive energy management and conservation projects:

“Now we are getting expertise for these projects, especially for technical solutions and pricing in other fields of building technology. We shall continue to assist our current customers with the same reliable quality and service-mindedness as we have always done.”

Vesa Kallinen says that collaboration with EMC Talotekniikka will provide fresh challenges for Arealtec Oy and for its capable and motivated staff.

“Once this collaboration gets going, there will be scope for growth in other branches of building technology that can benefit from the automation that is the core competence of Arealtec Oy. And naturally the benefit will be mutual.”

EMC Talotekniikka Oy Managing Director Kimmo Liukkonen feels that this is a vital business acquisition, because the importance of automation for controlling, monitoring and using buildings is growing all the time due to stricter energy requirements.

“This deal brings more expertise into our group, enabling us to provide our customers with an even greater range of technical and financial know-how.”

Liukkonen also stresses the importance of Arealtec Oy expertise in a wide variety of automation system brands, and in energy efficiency and LEED reporting.

For further details please contact:
Kari Kumpulainen, Managing Director, Arealtec Oy, tel. +358 40 550 1424, kari.kumpulainen@arealtec.fi
Vesa Kallinen, Deputy Managing Director, Arealtec Oy, tel. +358 400 482 502, vesa.kallinen@arealtec.fi
Kimmo Liukkonen, Managing Director, EMC Talotekniikka Oy, tel. +358 50 911 2448, kimmo.liukkonen@emctalotekniikka.fi

EMC Talotekniikka Oy is a Finnish nationwide group of companies providing a wide range of building technology services. The group was formed in 2007 by amalgamating leading regional companies, the oldest of which was established
in 1925.

The group had net sales exceeding EUR 60 million and a staff of over 400 people in 2011. Its expertise is based on four business divisions: Building Services Engineering, Pipework Renovation, Technical Services, and Products and Prefabricated Modules. Award-winning innovations of group companies in 2009 included prefabricated product solutions in the Tee Parannus programme, and first place in the Pipework Renovation Project of the Year competition. www.emctalotekniikka.fi

Arealtec Oy produces high standard building automation systems for controlling building technology, thereby facilitating the energy-efficient management of conditions in buildings. The company has a permanent staff of 41 employees and operates on two sites in Vantaa and Hyvinkää. Its turnover in 2010 was about EUR 4.3 million. www.arealtec.fi

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