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SYSTRA Expands Scandinavian Presence through Acquisition of Atkins Entities

SYSTRA Expands Scandinavian Presence through Acquisition of Atkins Entities
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12 / 07 / 2023

SYSTRA has reached an agreement to acquire the Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian entities of Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group. This operation will enable SYSTRA to considerably strengthen its local presence, in line with its development ambitions in the Scandinavian countries. With these 770 new employees, SYSTRA becomes a leading regional player in the field of engineering and consultancy for transport infrastructures.

SYSTRA has reached an agreement with Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, to acquire its Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian engineering businesses, which specialize in infrastructure design and project management consultancy, as well as its rail verification services in Denmark.


With 770 experts working in 12 offices, including 7 in Sweden, 4 in Denmark, and 1 in Norway, these teams have established themselves as key players in the field of infrastructure and consultancy. Once completed, these acquisitions will mark a major step forward for SYSTRA’s development in Nordic countries, where the Group already employs 300 staff.

This strategic reinforcement will enable SYSTRA to respond more effectively to the major projects undertaken in these countries and to offer its clients a wider range of services.

Pierre Verzat, CEO of SYSTRA, said: “We are delighted to welcome these new expert teams to SYSTRA. These acquisitions are in line with our growth strategy in Europe and strongly confirm our presence in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, where governments are investing massively in transport infrastructure, particularly railways. Together, we will be able to contribute to major sustainable mobility and resilient infrastructure projects in the region.”

The SYSTRA Group has been present in the Nordic countries for over 10 years, and has been involved in numerous projects and emblematic ongoing projects such as: in Denmark, the Copenhagen automatic metro since 2007, the electrification of the entire Danish rail network since 2013, and the automation of the S-STOG suburban trains since 2021; in Sweden, the Ostlänken high-speed line since 2015, the Uppsala tramway since 2021 and the Kolmarden since 2023; and in Norway, the Follo-Line high-speed line tunnel since 2018, the Vestfold Nykirke – Barkåker line since 2019 and the Grenland bridge since 2021.

The acquisitions should be completed in Fall 2023, once administrative authorizations have been obtained.

Source: SYSTRA