Sweco concludes an agreement with FPC Risk
Engineering and architectural firm Sweco has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with FPC Risk. FPC Risk is a leader in fire safety for various sectors around the world. By joining forces, we are able to offer an exceptionally broad service offering for integrated construction projects.
From left to right: Marc Van Put (M&A Integration Manager, Sweco Belgium), Peter Vanhoegaerden (Division Director Buildings, Sweco Belgium), Erwin Malcorps (Business Area President, Sweco Belgium), Paul Corbeel (CEO VK architects+engineers), Ralf Bruyninckx (CEO FPC Risk),Vicky De Bollen (Director Finance, Facility & Legal, Sweco Belgium).
Erwin Malcorps, Business Area President of Sweco Belgium, explains: “Fire safety is a fast-growing niche in our projects. The knowledge and innovations related to fire risk engineering & consultancy and emergency management are in high demand, as they contribute to sustainable construction projects. In conjunction with FPC Risk’s dedicated specialists, we can offer our clients a comprehensive package for complex integrated projects. With our combined expertise, we can make a difference in the market and obtain a strong competitive advantage.”
FPC Risk was founded in 1973 as the first independent fire protection consultancy firm in Europe. At the time it helped major insurance companies with expertise related to fire risks that involved insurance policies. Today, the company with its headquarters in Antwerp is pursuing an innovative course and has around 30 experts in fire risk and emergency management. Its international client base covers various sectors, including ports, industry, infrastructure, architecture, buildings, pharma and energy.
Ralf Bruyninckx, CEO of FPC Risk, says: “We are proud to be global leaders in fire safety. With Sweco’s backing, we can now provide even better service to our clients and explore new markets. Our fire safety expertise also fits perfectly with Sweco’s mission: Transforming Society Together. After all, we understand how to protect ‘lives, assets & business’ through impartial, independent and expert advice.”
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