Danish biomass firm Linka Energy has acquired Weiss, a French company specialising in advising and servicing biomass and waste-based boilers.
Weiss has previously supplied many customised energy plants using both biomass and other waste products; however, in recent “turbulent” years, it has not taken on new projects. The firm still owns all technical and design rights to the plants that it has built over the years and so has a “very detailed system insight” that benefits the company’s customers, according to Linka Energy.
“The acquisition provides Linka Energy Group with a further strengthening of the group’s product portfolio, as well as the knowledge and long-standing special skills that Weiss employees already apply to their existing customers,” said Thomas Gaardbo, CEO of Linka Energy.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Weiss into our group. We see great potential in expanding our offerings to the market with the good products and strong competencies that they have built in Weiss and we are confident that the acquisition will bring many new opportunities for both new and existing customers. In that way, the acquisition will be a benefit to all parties.”
Since the acquisition of biomass systems firm Jernforsen in 2018, the two companies have been at the forefront of the industry in biomass and waste-based energy plants. This is expected to strengthen further with Weiss on board, Kenneth Iversen, CEO of Weiss, said: “We are looking forward to an exciting collaboration with our new colleagues and the company Linka, which has a strong position in the market for biomass plants. Together, we have a lot of knowledge and experience that will benefit our customers in the future.”