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October 2018

DYWIDAG-Systems International Acquires Datum Group

Global engineering giant DYWIDAG-Systems International has announced its acquisition of UK-based leading global monitoring company, Datum Group.

Datum was founded in 1999 by its current owner and CEO Rory O’Rourke, to provide monitoring services to the mining, rail and construction sectors. With offices in Manchester and London its 100 strong work force has grown the business into a leading construction and transport monitoring specialist, operating worldwide.

O’Rourke said: “DYWIDAG-Systems International is an impressive business with a history of excellence built on reputation and as a pivotal component of its Global Services Division, will enable Datum to expand and grow to meet the vast opportunities presented to the company by HS2 and other major projects. Together DYWIDAG-Systems International and Datum are well positioned to deliver innovation and technology to meet the challenges set by the customers of each company across the world.”

Speak of the acquisition Sanjay Razdan, President of Global Services DYWIDAG-Systems International, said: “We welcome the Datum team into DYWIDAG-Systems International. Datum’s products and services, including Infrastructural Health Monitoring, are added to our portfolio of Global Services to enhance safety, savings and sustainability of our customers.”

Matti Kuivalainen, CEO DYWIDAG-Systems International stated: “The ageing infrastructure presents a huge growth opportunity for DYWIDAG-Systems International and with the acquisition of Datum we enter to infrastructure health monitoring segment of it. This is strategically a very important milestone for us.”

DYWIDAG-Systems International supplies innovative products and systems for the Construction industry. It provides the customers with engineered and highly reliable systems for Post-Tensioning, Geotechnical applications, Global Services and Concrete Accessories.

March 2018


DSI Underground is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the assets of MINING WORLD in Argentina.

Many of DSI UNDERGROUND’S international customers are growing, and important mines are developing new works and tunnels in Argentina. To support these customers, DSI Underground will now be manufacturing and suppling our full line of products in Argentina to ensure quality products and consistent supply.

We can assure that management, as well as all the employees of DSI Underground in Latin America, are committed to maintaining the highest level of service, quality and innovation of products that have made DSI Underground reliable and highly respected in the industry.

March 2018

DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) acquires Specialist for Robotic Maintenance in Germany

Effective on March 1st 2018, DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) acquired the Alpin Technik und Ingenieurservice GmbH company headquartered in Leipzig. Since 1997, the company has been active in the robotic maintenance of infrastructure and for the energy producing and chemical industries.

On 5 continents, Alpin Technik Leipzig carries out structural inspections, non-destructive and destructive testings as well as special assemblies and repairs. The scope of services also includes corrosion protection for cables and stay cables as well as the business area Access, which comprises systems such as mobile support platforms, motorized rope access technology, self-driving robots or the use of drones.

Sanjay Razdan, President Global Services DYWIDAG-Systems International, said: “The Alpin Technik acquisition enhances the service offering for our customers by using state of the art technologies and innovative solutions. It thus contributes to safety, savings and the sustainability of existing structures.“

Eric Kuhn, who started Alpin Technik over two decades ago, will continue to innovate and actively work with our customers. Eric Kuhn, Vice President Global Services Robotic Inspection and Maintenance, said: “The long-term experience and global network of DYWIDAG-Systems International in Construction combined with the innovative solutions of Alpin Technik Leipzig will enhance the footprint of comprehensive services we will offer to the customers of both companies.”

for more information please contact:

DYWIDAG-Systems International
Gerhard Kahr
Phone: + 49 89 309050 241
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