ÅF Group prepares for international expansion within Pulp & Paper
As part of its strategic development plans, the ÅF Group is opening new offices in the Czech Republic and South Africa to meet the trend towards an increased proportion of international assignments, particularly from the pulp and paper industry.
New office in Pilsen, Czech Republic
The ÅF Group is expanding its market in Eastern Europe with the establishment of a subsidiary in Pilsen in the Czech Republic, whose main focus of interest will be the pulp and paper industry. The new office will be an important bridgehead for the Group's Pulp & Paper Division on the rapidly growing Eastern European market. Initially operations in the Czech Republic will be managed by a staff of around ten, all with many years experience of project planning work for plant and equipment.
New office in Johannesburg, South Africa
The ÅF Group is opening its own office in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a focus on the pulp and paper industry. The ÅF Group has noted an increase in activity in this field and is convinced that the next few years will see a number of major investments in the country's pulp and paper industry. The establishment of a local presence will not only facilitate an expansion of the Group's cooperation with existing clients, but it will also considerably improve the potential for extending this to new clients. At the same time, the new venture is in line with the Group's strategy of further consolidating its collaboration with the local consulting company, Murray & Roberts.