Engelsk børsnotert selskap investerer i FOSS


Acal plc - børsnotert på London Stock Exchange - har valgt å kjøpe 100% av utestående aksjer i FOSS AS for videreføre og akselerere den kommersielle veksten til FOSS AS. FOSS AS vil fortsette å være en kundeorientert bedrift som satser på kompetanse, kvalitetsprodukter og på å være en dynamisk bedrift for selskapets kunder.

Acal PLC er et stort engelsk børsnotert selskap med virksomhet i store deler av verden. Acal PLC, som er en ledende bedrift innenfor kundespesifikke elektroniske produkter og løsninger, har den 7.1.2015 inngått en avtale med Skjelsbæk Invest AS om å kjøpe 100% av utestående aksjer i Foss AS Fiberoptisk systemsalg.

Foss AS Fiberoptisk Systemsalg, er en Norsk bedrift med hovedsete i Drammen. Bedriften har et datterselskap i Slovakia. Totalt har bedriften mer enn 100 ansatte fordelt på de to land. Foss AS Fiberoptisk systemsalg jobber med fiberoptikk og er både distributør av internasjonalt ledende produsenter, samt har egen produksjon med blant annet terminering av fiberkabler.

Ledergruppen i Foss AS vil fortsette uendret og Erland Bech, adm. Direktør i Foss AS sier:

“Vi er veldig glade og stolte over å bli en del av Acal gruppen og ser frem til å kunne ytterligere akselerere veksten av bedriften fremover. Vi kommer fortsatt til å satse på god kunde service og på å være en dynamisk bedrift som setter kunden og kundens behov i fokus. I dette ligger at vi fortsatt vil fokusere på kvalitet og kompetanse. Foss AS ble etablert i Stavanger i 1984 og har mere enn doblet omsetningen siden 2007. Firmaet har hatt hovedkontor i Drammen de siste 25 årene.

Nick Jefferies, Group Chief Executive of Acal plc said:

“We are delighted to welcome Foss into the Acal Group. The acquisition continues our strategy of acquiring high quality, growth businesses that broaden and strengthen our technology expertise, thereby creating further growth opportunities. Foss has a well established track record of designing and manufacturing high performance, customised fibre optic products. As part of the enlarged Group, Foss will gain access to our base of over 20,000 customers while Acal will benefit from access to their customised design and manufacturing skills.”

 

For ytterligere informasjon, kontakt:

Acal plc
Nick Jefferies - Group Chief Executive
Simon Gibbins - Group Finance Director 01483 544 500

Skjelsbæk Invest AS
Bjørn Skare - ADVnor AS - Rådgiver +47 920 63 888

Foss AS Fiberoptisk Systemsalg
Erland Bech - Chief Executive Officer +47 960 93 501

 


 

Acal plc (LSE: ACL, “Acal” or the “Group”), a leading international supplier of customised electronics to industry, today announces the acquisition of Foss AS Fiberoptisk Systemsalg (“Foss”), a designer and manufacturer of customised fibre optic solutions.

Foss, which has operations in Norway and Slovakia, with a total of about 100 employees is a leading designer and manufacturer of customised fibre optic cabling which enables high speed communication, increasingly required in industrial as well as telecommunication applications.

Foss has been acquired from Skjelsbæk Invest AS (“SI”), a Norwegian company which is wholly owned by Mr. Runar Skjelsbæk, a Director of Foss. Mr. Skjelsbæk will continue as a member of the Foss management team.

Nick Jefferies, Group Chief Executive of Acal plc said:

“We are delighted to welcome Foss into the Acal Group. The acquisition continues our strategy of acquiring high quality, growth businesses that broaden and strengthen our technology expertise, thereby creating further growth opportunities. Foss has a well established track record of designing and manufacturing high performance, customised fibre optic products. As part of the enlarged Group, Foss will gain access to our base of over 20,000 customers while Acal will benefit from access to their customised design and manufacturing skills.”

Mr. Erland Bech, CEO of the Foss group stated: “ We are excited to become part of the Acal group of companies and look forward to accelerate the continued growth of the Foss group. We will continue to focus on high level of customer service based upon highly skilled staff and quality products. Foss was established in Stavanger in 1984 and has more than doubled our total revenue since 2007 by continuously improving our service to our customers.

For further information please contact:

Acal plc
Nick Jefferies - Group Chief Executive
Simon Gibbins - Group Finance Director 01483 544 500

Skjelsbæk Invest AS
Bjørn Skare - ADVnor AS - Rådgiver +47 920 63 888

Foss AS Fiberoptisk Systemsalg
Erland Bech - Chief Executive Officer +47 960 93 501