Apleona boosts UK market

position with CTS acquisition

Apleona boosts UK market position with CTS acquisition

Apleona, a European market leader in integrated facility management (IFM), acquired Combined Technical Solutions Limited (CTS) on September 30th, 2022.  

Established in 1999, CTS specialises in corporate building services maintenance. Its 180+ employees provide a complete range of M&E facilities management services to a series of flagship and Tier 1 corporate buildings in London and Manchester. Amongst its client portfolio are blue-chip financial and legal services firms, plus iconic London buildings.  

Apleona UK, which employs over 1,500 staff, is an established IFM service provider. It offers both private and public sector facilities management for clients in life sciences, manufacturing, insurance and finance, commercial offices, professional services and education. Acquiring CTS will further enhance the company’s technical self-delivery capability and strengthen its footprint in the UK FM marketplace.  

Dr. Jochen Keysberg, Apleona CEO, said:

“After Siemens SGS in Austria and FM Solutions in Poland, the successful majority acquisition of CTS in the UK within a few months represents another attractive bolt-on acquisition that will be important for our overall growth. It represents an ideal addition to our respective national company in terms of both regional coverage and the service portfolio. In addition to our strong organic growth with new and existing customers and our offers for active support with ESG strategies and for energy savings in existing buildings, these acquisitions will help us continue to support the Apleona Group’s dynamic development.”  

Bryan McLaggan, Director of CTS, commented:

“We are excited to bring the CTS brand under the Apleona UK banner. This acquisition offers both companies potential to explore new opportunities in all the sectors we serve. Apleona UK’s investment, combined with its strong track record, will bolster our core offering and further defines our footprint in the workplace and facilities management industry.”  

James Thoden van Velzen, CEO of Apleona, Northern Europe, added:

“We are delighted to welcome the CTS team and clients to Apleona UK. This represents a milestone in the growth of our business and marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for Apleona UK. Together with our existing relationships, this acquisition will enable us to further enhance our expertise in technical FM, whilst expanding our client portfolio across London and parts of the UK.”  

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