For further information: Jörgen Backersgård, President, +46 (0)70-374 17 10 ÅF-Kontroll Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate +46 (0)70-657 20 26 Information ÅF has, through ÅF-Kontroll, acquired 100% of the shares in Kvalitetsteknik NDT AB, which is Sweden's fourth largest technical inspections company. Kvalitetsteknik has 30 employees and offices in Trollhättan, Stenungsund, Lysekil in the south-west and Mönsterås in the south-east of Sweden. Operations focus mainly on non-destructive testing. "Kvalitetsteknik complements ÅF-Kontroll perfectly, both geographically and in terms of expertise. I see great potential for earnings synergies," says Jörgen Backersgård, President of ÅF-Kontroll. This takeover reinforces ÅF-Kontroll's position in the market. The company will now become the biggest name in non-destructive testing in Sweden. "Now we can offer Kvalitetsteknik's clients the full portfolio of inspection services supplied by ÅF-Kontroll as well as our new owner's expertise in advanced NDT inspection methods. The core values at the heart of our two companies bode well for a positive development, both for our co-workers and for our clients," says Kvalitetsteknik's Managing Director, Sven Severin. AB Ångpanneföreningen Corporate Information The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has 4,000 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.
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