Granlund Consulting to expand into the United Kingdom
The acquisition of Greenfield will strengthen the company’s expertise in energy networks
Granlund Consulting Oy acquired the shares in Greenfield Consulting Oy and the majority of the shares in Greenfield Nordic Ltd on 1 February 2018. Greenfield provides consultation on energy production and networks as well as energy production technologies in Finland and the United Kingdom. The company was established in 1987.
The acquisition of Greenfield will strengthen the company’s regional energy consulting team and objectives of exporting Finnish energy expertise to international markets. “Granlund has conventionally approached changing energy networks and demand flexibility solutions from the perspective of buildings. With the acquisition, strong expertise in district heating and district cooling networks will be added to our team. In the future, we can provide our customers with even more extensive opportunities for utilising regional energy solutions,” says Ville Reinikainen, Director, Energy at Granlund Consulting Oy.
”Decentralised energy production, bidirectional energy networks, new energy production technologies and demand flexibility provide new opportunities in the changing heating and cooling market. Combining our expertise provides us with excellent preconditions for being a trailblazer and leading expert in this market,” comments Jussi-Pekka Kuivala, who moves from Greenfield Consulting to Granlund as the head of Heat and Cooling Network Services.
Joint business operations will commence immediately after the acquisition in the Finnish and UK markets. Miia Anttila, CEO of Granlund Consulting Oy, brings up Greenfield’s strong international networks and years of experience in international consulting. ”Greenfield supports our internationalisation aims in Europe. It has been obvious from the very beginning of the negotiations that the synergy benefits of our cooperation are apparent. We are very like-minded companies and will start the year 2018 with enthusiasm,” she comments.
“Granlund represents a modern company with a clarity of purpose, a constant striving for excellence and a genuine focus on sustainable growth in its broadest sense. I eagerly look forward to expanding horizons in the UK, bringing Nordic know-how to the market and working with some great people”, adds Robert Clark, Managing Director at Greenfield Nordic Ltd.
In the acquisition, Greenfield Consulting’s employees were transferred to Granlund Consulting. Robert Clark will continue as Greenfield Nordic's CEO and the business and projects of the company will continue as previously, only with wider resources. Jussi-Pekka Kuivala, former Managing Director of Greenfield Consulting, will start at Granlund as head of the Heat and Cooling Network Services business. Greenfield’s founder Herkko Lehdonvirta will retire from daily business, but will support the business development at Greenfield Nordic’s board of directors.
Miia Anttila, CEO, Granlund Consulting Oy
+358 40 673 7479 | miia.anttila(a)granlund.fi
Jussi-Pekka Kuivala, Managing Director, Greenfield Nordic Ltd
+358 40 837 8095 | j-p(a)greenfieldconsulting.fi